Kershaw vs Sale. Finally a break from the 2018 postseason of pitching changes, right? No, sir. Neither starter lasted long enough to qualify for a #PitcherWin and for the most part, this game was decided by the bullpens.
Boston’s bullpen, shaky in the regular season, was much better than LA’s last night, however. An especially rough night was had by Dodgers starter-turned-reliever Alex Wood. Wood entered in the bottom of the 7th with his team trailing by one run. Wood is left-handed, so Alex Cora brought on Eduardo Nunez (yep, that guy) to pinch hit. Nuñez hit a 3-run homer and that was the ballgame.
Red Sox 8, Dodgers 4.
• LGFT Drew Pomeranz is on the Red Sox World Series roster.
• As you saw after Jeff wrote this, the Sox can in fact hit left-handed pitching.
And we’ll end on this happy note
Asked Rick Porcello about advice he got from Tigers veterans heading into 2012 World series: "Not good advice because we got swept."— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) October 23, 2018
That was fun.