Game 3 Wasn’t Enough Work To Satisfy Nathan Eovaldi


It was also the longest game in Major League Baseball postseason history.

Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler allowed two hits over seven shutout innings and left with a one-run lead provided by Joc Pederson's third-inning homer off Rick Porcello.

These big-budget lineups combined for just three hits in the first five scoreless innings - and they needed only about 90 minutes to play them after Friday's 440-minute affair.

Until Cora said those words, staff ace Chris Sale was slated to start Game 5 on Sunday against the Dodgers.

Eovaldi earned recognition and praise from all sides, as several Dodgers noted his special performance.

Los Angeles finally won 3-2 on Max Muncy's home run off Nathan Eovaldi in the 18th, ending the longest game in post-season history after 7 hours, 20 minutes.

This was more like Justin Verlander's motivational message to the Houston Astros when he popped up the stairs in the very same dugout during Game 2 last October. "I want to see it still on at 5 a.m. and watch the teams openly crying having to take the field". Circling back to Cora's presser before Game 4, he was asked about Sale's and Price's status for Saturday night.

Real Madrid's crisis not my business - Ronaldo
Then Ronaldo was asked about what he felt about his former teammates comments, and he gave an equally defiant response. He said: "I think it would be insane (to sack him), you have to let him work". "We have to let him do his job".

Game 2 of this series felt a lot like Game 1 where a couple pitching decisions by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts wound up being incorrect ones. "It is incredible how a manager takes out a pitcher who is loose & dominating through nearly 7 innings, Rich Hill of Dodgers, and brings in nervous reliever (s) who get shellacked".

A three-time Cy Young Award victor with a 2.39 career ERA in the regular season, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is just 9-9 with a 4.28 ERA in 23 postseason starts and six relief appearances. But second baseman Ian Kinsler's wild throw on a two-out grounder by Yasiel Puig in the 13th let Los Angeles score the tying run. In Game 2, it was very almost pitch No. 93. I can't get mad at the guy for caring. It was a throwback to the days when Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale took the Dodger Stadium mound and expected to finish what they started. One more Dodgers base runner didn't materialize into a run, with the potential tying run left in the on-deck circle.

It's a best-of-seven series, Silicon Valley.

Alexander inherited a runner from Hill, who had issued a leadoff walk to Xander Bogaerts.

After throwing six pitches in relief the night before, left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez largely stymied the Dodgers until giving up Puig's homer in the sixth.

Elsewhere in Friday ratings, the annual appearance of the animated classic It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, did well for ABC, scoring an 0.0/4 ratings share and 3.86 million viewers in the 8 PM slot.