WORLD SERIES GAME 6 POST-MORTEM
Dodgers 3, Astros 1
With a bunch of missed opportunities on offense – second and third with no outs in the 5th, 0x6 with RISP, 8 LOB – the Astros needed a truly heroic outing from Justin Verlander, and they got it… for five innings. That he lost a 1-0 lead in the 6th is hardly his fault.
Nobody said this would be easy.
WORLD SERIES GAME 7
Wednesday, November 1, 7:20pm CDT – Dodger Stadium
Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 2.95) vs. Yu Darvish (2-1, 4.15)
The script is already written. The Dodgers have forced a Game 7 and will now cakewalk their way to a title at home. The Astros don’t stand a chance.
If the Astros can muster anything close to the kind of success they had against Darvish in Game 3, and if McCullers comes up huge like he has all postseason, they have a fighting chance. And Game 7 promises to be a “kitchen sink” type game for both teams if the score is close late.
May the best team win, but seriously, fuck the Dodgers.
Game 3 lines:
McCullers: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 3 K
Darvish: 1.2 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 0 K
One way or another, this will be OWA’s final preview of the season. One way or another, about 32 hours from the time of this writing I will go back to being a productive member of the workforce. I can resume being a decent spouse. I will rediscover the concept of halfway-adequate parenting. And, as The Void consumes us, I will have to start exercising again without postseason baseball to keep my heart rate up.
While I look forward to these things, I’m going to miss the shitload of fun it’s been watching and writing about what is already unquestionably the best season in Astros history. Thanks for hanging around and humoring my sometimes-insightful, infrequently-funny musings on starting pitching matchups and all the other bullshit that goes into your garden variety preview.
See you in 2018.