“When it was all over — after home-plate ump Bill Miller had called his last ball a strike, after Clayton Kershaw had opened anew questions about his October temerity, after George Springer transitioned from goat to hero in 15 minutes, after Chris Taylor had tied the score 12-12 at exactly 12 midnight with the Dodgers down to their final strike … Well, you get the idea,” sportswriter Joel Sherman writes in The New York Post about last night’s game five of the World Series, in which the Houston Astros prevailed over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 10 innings, 13-12.
“Fortunately, World Series Game 5 — all 417 pitches and 5 hours and 17 minutes — was played in Houston before returning to Los Angeles. Because even the most open-minded of Hollywood studios would not buy this script,” Sherman adds.
Sherman notes that this World Series has already set a record for home runs with 22 in five games.
“The Astros now need one win in Dodger Stadium to claim their first title. But it is clear both pitching staffs, particularly the bullpens, are fried and so who knows how many homers and runs are left in the 113th World Series — and who the heck is going to get the outs?” Sherman asks.
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