The Many Unique Intangibles Of Dodgers Versus Astros Game 3

The Many Unique Intangibles Of Dodgers Versus Astros Game 3The 2017 World Series shifts to Houston for Games 3, 4 and 5, with the series currently tied 1-1. The Dodgers were on the verge of taking a commanding 2-0 lead, until the previously cold Astros offense caught fire.

Down 3-2, going into the ninth inning, Marwin Gonzalez tied the game with a solo homerun, sending the matchup into extra innings. Houston then hit three other long balls in extras, including the go-ahead blast by George Springer in the 11th, after the Dodgers had previously tied the game in the bottom of 10th.

In total, there were six home runs, from the ninth inning on, which set a World Series record.

Even more surprising was the fact that the previously untouchable Dodgers bullpen relinquished the lead when all-world closer Kenley Jansen blew the save, ending LA’s ridiculous 98-0 record this season, when leading after 8 innings.

Game 3 features the pitching matchup of Yu Darvish vs. Lance McCullers Jr.

Darvish has a 2-0 postseason record in 2017, along with a paltry 1.59 ERA.

McCullers has also pitched well in October, posting a 2.08 ERA (three appearances), including throwing four scoreless innings, to close out Game 7 of the ALCS.

LA has put together an impressive 3-1 road record, during this postseason, with Houston going a perfect 6-0 at home, throughout the playoffs.

As far as this swing game 3, the result could very well end up deciding the series, when considering that the team that wins this contest goes on to win the World Series 69 percent of the time (when the series is tied 1-1).

Without question, Friday’s Game 3 is as important as it gets for both of these outstanding ballclubs.