When Game 5 started, Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel were on the mound. When Game 5 ended, the score read: 12-13.
With the win, the Astros are one victory away from a championship. Better yet, they’ll have Justin Verlander going for them on Tuesday in LA. Couldn’t have it much better, right?
But goodness gracious, what did we just witness? If you’re a fan of neither teama��congratulations. After all,his is the greatest series you may ever end up seeing. If you area��my condolences. After all, I imagine most of you are unwell at the moment.
Though, I suppose Astros fans are hanging in there just a little better.
But really, what do you want us to say? Both the Dodgers and Astros had 14 hits apiece. Both bullpens were a dumpster fire. The Astros rallied from four down to tie it in the fourth. Then they rallied from three down to tie it in the fifth.
But Kenley Jansen gets to wear the loss. That’s because the Dodgers rallied from three down in the ninth to send it to extras. But it didn’t matter. That’s because Jansen, like just about every pitcher left in this series, appears to have nothing left. He’s running on fumes.
Aren’t we all?
This game would surpass the five-hour mark. Seven home runs were hit. 11 walks were issued. The strikezone changed on a dime. The Dodgers decided to bunt late in the game for some reason. Not only that, but their clean-up hitter was at the plate.
Honestly, this ballgame had everything. Some moron grabbed a home run ball another fan had caught and threw it back on the field. Another moron ran on the field. All this game needed was a walk-off.
So the Astros’ third baseman delivered.
With two outs and two on in the bottom of the tenth, Alex Bregman would step to the plate. The inning belonged to Jansen. It was either him or Josh Fields. Or Brandon McCarthy. In other words, Dave Roberts didn’t have another option.
But after two relatively quick outs, the wheels came off. Then Bregman did this:
WALKOFF! WHAT A GAME!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 30, 2017
And now, the Astros are just one win away. Will the Dodgers force Game 7?