Things really took a turn last night after Yuli Gurriel was caught on camera in the dugout making a slanted-eye gesture of sorts after hitting a home run off Yu Darvish. Many hoped he would miss today’s game at least, but nope:
Yuli Gurriel avoids World Series suspension, wil serve 5 games in 2018 after meeting with Rob Manfred https://t.co/gYNyH2oHux— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 28, 2017
It’s....a wildly complicated situation that I don’t think I can’t fully get into here on a game thread intro, but suffice to say it was an enormously stupid and shitty thing for Gurriel to do.
But also, part of me feels a deep and satisfying sense of schadenfreude knowing that Houston’s World Series experience will now be forever tainted by a racist gesture. I am petty like that when it comes to divisional rivals.
But man, stop being so dumb, 2017. Let us have some nice things, please.
Here’s your dang lineups:
|LOS ANGELES DODGERS||HOUSTON ASTROS|
|Chris Taylor - CF||George Springer - CF|
|Corey Seager - SS||Alex Bregman - 3B|
|Justin Turner - 3B||Jose Altuve - 2B|
|Cody Bellinger - 1B||Carlos Correa - SS|
|Yasiel Puig - RF||Yulieski Gurriel - 1B|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Josh Reddick - RF|
|Austin Barnes - C||Evan Gattis - DH|
|Joc Pederson - DH||Marwin Gonzalez - LF|
|Enrique Hernandez - LF||Brian McCann - C|
|Alex Wood - LHP||Charlie Morton - RHP|
Game time: 5:20 PM PDT