I texted a friend of mine, a big Dodgers’ fan, early on in tonight’s game: “It really seems like the Dodgers want to play 7 games.” And then they proved me right.
NLCS: Dodgers at Brewers
The Dodgers actually started off the game with a lead-off solo home run, but really stalled trying to keep up that lead. They promptly lost that in the bottom of the 1st as the Dodgers’ starter just started giving away runs.
A lead-off single and 1-out walk ended up scoring on a 2-out double. Then a double and a single scored 2 more runs for the Brewers. Then in the 2nd, a double scored on an RBI double just to add one more run to the Brewers’ lead.
The next time the Dodgers got a chance was in the 5th. A 1-out walk scored on a double to double the Dodgers’ score, but still kept them at a distance from the Brewers’ strong lead.
In fact, the home team kept piling on the runs with an extra run in each of the 7th and 8th innings. A (challenged, but upheld) double moved to 3rd on a ground out and then scored on a wild pitch in the 7th. And a single that led-off the 8th moved to 2nd on a walk, to 3rd on a grounder, and scored on a single.
Final score: 7-2 Brewers, series tied 3-3
So, it looks like the Red Sox need to wait another day before they know who they’re playing in the World Series. The Series starts on Tuesday, and it’s still anyone’s game.
Except the Yankees. They’re enjoying the off-season already. Including time with their rather large dogs in their laps while watching television. See you in Florida in February!