In playoff news...
- A seven-run ninth inning for the Houston Astros quiets the crowd at Fenway Park as the Astros secure a 9-2 win over the Boston Red Sox to tie the ALCS at 2-2.
- The Los Angeles Dodgers take game three of the NLCS, powered by Cody Bellinger’s game-tying three-run home run that led to a the team’s 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves, bringing the Dodgers within one game of the Braves.
Home-plate umpire Laz Diaz has missed 21 ball-strike calls tonight, according to @ESPNStatsInfo. That is the most of any umpire this postseason. The green dot in the upper RH corner is the Eovaldi curveball that would've ended top of the ninth with the score 2-2.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 20, 2021
It is now 9-2. pic.twitter.com/VzdyL4lth3
In Mariners news...
- The man, the myth, the legend.
meanwhile at t-mobile park... pic.twitter.com/Rq8dDKV4Qi— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) October 19, 2021
- Corey Brock at The Athletic writes about the future of the Mariners’ starting roster spots and more in his latest Mariners mailbag. ($)
Around the league...
- New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has signed a new three-year contract with the team that includes a club option for 2025. His previous contract was set to expire after the 2021 postseason, although the Yankees exited earlier than predicted.
- Although not on the Red Sox’s postseason roster due to ineligibility, shortstop Jose Iglesias has been the team’s biggest supporter during their playoff run. He still goes through his pregame routines before every single game, and has essentially filled the role of a coach.
- Climate Pledge Arena is finally open! It hosted a private benefit event featuring The Foo Fighters and Death Cab For Cutie last night, honoring the people who helped bring the new arena to life.