Game 3 Recap
Behind a solid performance at the mound and some hot hitters, the Dodgers ran away with game 3 to regain “Homefield” and got some stagnant players going while the Rays struggled to find hits all night long and the score doesn’t even begin to explain how much the Dodgers dominated this game.
- Turner had himself a helluva game by making a ton of plays in the 3rd inning at 3rd base being lowkey responsible for all 3 outs. He threw the first out, and then sparked the double play. This was after he started off the scoring in the game with a solo homerun in the 1st and also collected another run in the top of the 3rd. He became the Dodgers’ all-time HR hitter in the postseason and he’s definitely not done yet.
— Justin Groc (@jgroc) October 24, 2020
- Morton finally lost a postseason game and in one of the roughest ways. The vet left the game after 4.1 innings and 5 earned runs. His 10.38 ERA is not super encouraging for the guy that was kind of supposed to be your veteran presence and steadiness in the postseason.
- You know who was steady? Walker freakin’ Buehler. It was Buehler’s day ON because this guy was racking up strikeouts from the get-go. He didn’t even allow a hit until the 5th inning and had as many strikeouts BY HIMSELF as the entire Rays bullpen had all game (10)!
Walker Buehler was on a mission tonight:
— Bleacher Report MLB (@BR_MLB) October 24, 2020
- Shoutout to Arozarena who hit his 8th HR of the postseason to be tied for the most in a single run with a couple of other big names (Nelson Cruz, Carloz Beltr?n, and Barry Bonds).
Game 4 Recap
Not a great game if you’re a fan of the slow, good pitching variety. This game was wild start to finish with fireworks at the plate with a combination of eye-popping defensive plays. It’s weird to think that the wild finish was somehow disappointing and yet, on brand for this game and a shot in the arm from game 3’s sluggish and one-sided nature.
THE ENDING OF RAYS-DODGERS IN GAME 4: pic.twitter.com/6vMnHGpYdq
— ESPN (@espn) October 25, 2020
- “And a comedy of ERR’s by this Dodgers team” was the best way anyone could have described the ending of THIS GAME. At the end of the 8th the Dodgers had an 86.4% chance to win and flushed it all away with one of the floppiest, headache inducing ending sequences ever. The Dodgers had a 1-2 count with 2 outs in THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH before Chris Taylor’s error allowed one run and then Will Smith’s horrendous error that allowed Arozarena home.
- This was a historic night for hitters as Justin Turner hit another 1st inning home run to be in sole possession of the Dodgers’ all-time postseason home run leaders at 12. That wasn’t the end of records to fall for the LA as Corey Seager tied the single-season postseason home run mark at 8 and became the leader of his position in the same category. Turner better watch out for that all-time Dodger record because Seager already has 11 in his skyrocketing career.
— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) October 25, 2020
- Not to be outdone, Arozarena upped his postseason total to 9 Home Runs to be the sole leader of the record… for now. That wasn’t all, Arozarena was 3-4 on the night and had 3 runs including the game winner on a daring dash to home plate that paid off.
— Michael Augustine (@AugustineMLB) October 25, 2020
- More wild hitting stories from this game: Mookie Betts was dogshit and was 0-5 at the plate but Seager more than made up for it with a 4-5 night that saw him hit a home run and get home 3 times. Also, Brett Phillips’ walk off double to right-center was his only at-bat that night…
- Now we’ve got ourselves a series at 2 apiece heading into game 5! Kershaw comes back and the Rays will hope his struggles from the past arise and they need to get hits early to have a chance.
The roof will be open for Game 4 of the World Series. pic.twitter.com/04C00RMRyf
— Globe Life Field (@GlobeLifeField) October 24, 2020