This World Series has been crazy, and it has made Jared and myself even crazier than we already are. So, we’re recapping a solid Game 6 and preview what’s sure to be the biggest game either of us have ever witnessed in any sport.
The Dodgers looked to be in trouble last night when Justin Verlander got off to a great start. He was cruising through the first few innings, and it looked like the Dodgers weren’t putting up much of a fight.
Things looked especially daunting when Rich Hill was removed with two outs in the fifth inning and the bases loaded, but Brandon Morrow — as he has done most of the season — came to the rescue.
Then, the Dodgers finally got to Verlander. They didn’t hit him hard or deliver a knockout blow that will be super memorable, but they did just enough to scratch a couple runs across in the sixth. Joc Pederson added a home run in the seventh and the bullpen shut things down. Kenley Jansen, after a not-great outing in Game 5, converted a 2-out save on just 19 pitches (18 strikes). Series tied 3-3, stress level at its highest ever. This is nuts.
Looking ahead to Game 7, the Dodgers are going with Yu Darvish while the Astros are going with Lance McCullers. Because Morrow, Tony Watson and Kenta Maeda did such a good job, that means guys like Clayton Kershaw and Alex Wood are available tonight. In what capacity remains to be seen, but I’d venture a guess that everyone outside of Hill is available, and he could even get an out if Dave Roberts wanted it from him.
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