The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Friday night in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series.. As a result, the Red Sox are now leading the best-of-seven series with a 2-1 lead. The two teams will play again on Saturday in Los Angeles.
But before we learn whether the series will take so long, let's focus on what happened on Friday – and now, until Saturday. Here are 11 things you need to know about Game 3.
- Muncy assumes
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Earlier in the game, in the 15th, Muncy had nearly finished the game on a long flyball that went lazily.
In one fell swoop, Muncy seemed to rejuvenate the hopes of the Dodgers championship. We will see if they stay.
. 2 Nunez central in unusual 13th
Eduardo Nunez was criticized in the postseason for lack of production and poor defense. He makes up for it in this series, including a decisive Game-1 homerun.
In Game 3, Nunez came on the plate in the upper part of the 13th andwhen Austin Barnes tried to get a ball. Brock Holt advanced to second. It looked like Nunez was injured and had to get out – which would have been a problem, considering the Red Sox had exhausted their player position.
Soon after, Nunez hit a grounder on the pitcher and raced first to an infield single. He was safe in any case, when the ball got away, but stopped again. Again, Nunez remained in the game. Maybe the fact that Holt had kicked off, the pain he had at the time, helped him.
Nobody expected that Nunez would play a big role in this series. But he continued to do so in the lower half of the frame. Nunez pulled out a pop-up from his postponed position and let him go to the stands. This allowed Max Muncy to advance to second place and he would soon encounter a mistake from Ian Kinsler who would have ended the game if it had been an out.
Rather, the game continued to bubble and made sure that Nunez's heroic deeds were soon overshadowed.
. 3 Speaking of unlikely heroes, the Red Sox Bullpen began its long night in fifth when Rick Porcello went to 4 2/3 innings. Porcello had allowed a run at that point, but the Dodgers would not contribute to their overall value in the frame.
Eduardo Rodriguez escaped rather the fifth. Then Joe Kelly, Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes, David Price, Craig Kimbrel, Heath Hembree and Nathan Eovaldi – who was originally scheduled to start Game 4 on Saturday – teamed to keep the Dodgers off the board over the next nine-plus Frame. Obviously, Eovaldi gave one run (undeserved) in the 13th and then another (earned) in the 18th, but the Red Sox Bullpen essentially threw a hidden way out.
Despite the final score, Eovaldi deserves special recognition for essentially starting his race one night ahead of time.
. 4 Bellinger redeems himself in eventful 10th
Cody Bellinger was picked up, although he represented the victory run in the lower part of the ninth rank. He made up for that in the tenth inning.
First, to set up the scene: The Red Sox had runners with one at the corners. If it just could be that easy. Ian Kinsler, who finished third,:
Kinsler tried to score a Nunez flies to the middle, but Bellinger makes a strong throw on the catch. Austin Barnes was able to catch the ball in the third base line and play the day, tied the game in the bottom of the 10th, tie 1-1. Look:
. 5 Buehler was fantastic
It can be argued that Walker Buehler was the Dodgers' most dependable starter in the regular season. He started eight more games as Hyun-Jin Ryu and scored a better ERA and FIP than anyone else in the Los Angeles rotation. Where he ranked,on Friday
Buehler threw seven innings, allowing two punches and no runs. He knocked out seven doughs. Both hits he allowed came in the third inning, and each was a base-empty single. Buehler generated 12 shots on 108 rope lengths – 10 of them on fastball variants. Incidentally, he had at his heater a speed of 100 km / h and was at 100 km / h.