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    Red Sox Dodgers World Series: When one bad call of a pitch can ruin your day

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    Jeff Passan from Yahoo Sports.

    Oct 25, 2018 

    Inside the incredible 15-minute stretch that helped the
    Red Sox bury the Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series

    BOSTON – Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took. The half-inning that embodied the Boston Red Sox’s verging-on-historic season – the one that secured them a 4-2 victory in Game 2 of the World Series and sent the Los Angeles Dodgers home in search of a pulse – was not fancy. There were no extra-base hits, no triple-digit rockets, no embellishments aside from the crooked number on the scoreboard.

    Vázquez had taken a curveball for a strike, swung through a cutter for another, fouled off a cutter to stay alive and stared at a fastball that came close to nicking the outside corner. Umpire Kerwin Danley stifled his strike-three signal.

    It wasn't "a fastball" (hard slider) and it didn't "come close to nicking the outside corner."

    See photo below and watch it here--> Sox take lead with 2-out rally @Redsox.com |  MLB.TV.

    Now don't accuse me of sour grapes. Congrats to Boston, they won and they're 2-0 in the seven game series.

    The Dodgers? They have to do what we call it in the game, "sac up" and win the next one today at home.

    One pitch and one game at a time...




    Yeah, that does look like a tough call there going against LA.

    My brother has lived in the Boston area for a while now.  Nephew and niece grew up thinking winning championships is...what's the big deal?

    Tom Boswell piece in WaPo yesterday, "It's a Boston sports world and we're all just living in it": https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/its-a-boston-sports-world-and-were...




    How about last night, OGD?  Wow. The Series becomes competitive. 

    AmericanDreamer... OMG...

    Yup! Like I said above...The Dodgers? They have to do what we call it in the game, "sac up" and win the next one today at home. One pitch and one game at a time. And they ended up playing two all in one game.

    18 innings... 7hrs 20mins.. #Dodgers 3... #RedSox 2... Incredible...

    Baltimore Sun staff 10/27/2018 - Game 3 of the World Series kept going and going and going. It finally ended around 3:30 a.m. EST. Here are some of the key numbers from the game.

    2: Performances of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" by the stadium organist. It was played during the seventh-inning stretch and the second seventh-inning (14th inning) stretch.

    3: Home runs (Red Sox — Jackie Bradley Jr. in 8th inning; Dodgers — Joc Pederson in 3rd inning; Max Muncy in 18th inning)

    7 hours, 20 minutes: New record for longest World Series game by time.

    14: Previous record for longest World Series game by innings (three times — 1914, 2005, 2015)

    18: Combined hits (Red Sox — 7; Dodgers — 11)

    18: Pitchers used (Red Sox — 9; Dodgers — 9)

    34: Combined strikeouts (Red Sox — 19; Dodgers — 15)

    46: Players used (Red Sox — 23; Dodgers — 23)

    118: At-bats (Red Sox — 61; Dodgers — 57)

    561: Combined pitches (Red Sox — 283; Dodgers — 271)



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