In case you missed the game last night because you were out at a Halloween party or something, you degenerates, the Dodgers won in late-game fashion, pouncing on suddenly-hapless Astros closer Ken Giles. Cody Bellinger broke out of his slump in a big way, delivering—not the biggest, but arguably the most important hits of the game: the double that broke through the Dodgers’ offensive stupor and got a dealing Charlie Morton out of the game, and another go-ahead RBI double in the ninth. Shameless plug alert: I recapped the game over at Baseball Prospectus, and you can read the whole game story there (for free). I talk about KerPlunk, Kanye, and Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As one does.
Today was supposed to be the pitcher’s duel, not last night, and maybe we’ll still see a tightly contested game, or maybe we’ll see an offensive explosion in the “baby park” because baseball is weird like that. The Astros probably need this one more than the Dodgers, as they have to leave their home environment after this and head to a Dodgers park that will be understandably extra-hostile. Unfortunately, that’s a tall order against Clayton Kershaw, who the Astros struggled to get anything going against last time.
The game starts at 5:00 on Fox. This has been a ridiculously entertaining WS, no matter what side you’re rooting for (if you’re rooting at all), and tonight promises to be more of the same.