Welcome back to Game 3 of the World Series! Hope everyone had a restful day-off and is ready to cheer for their team or just enjoy some extra baseball before winter hits us. Something of note: the roof on new Globe Life Park will be closed tonight due to some inclement weather rolling through Arlington which is interesting because they couldn’t close it before when there were mini-tornadoes on the pitcher’s mound against the Braves.
First up, we have the Dodgers of Los Angeles:
Walker Buehler is making his World Series debut tonight. The Dodgers are looking to bounce back from the Game 2 loss so expect some hot bats from the Dodgers offense. Buehler had a solid 3.44 ERA this season and has been doing even better in the postseason. He posted a 1.89 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 19 innings pitched, and against the Braves in the NLCS he went 11 innings, striking out 13 and allowing only one run. We’ve seen Dave Roberts make some strange bullpen choices in the play-offs and Game 2 so watch to see if that continues as the World Series powers on.
Now for the Tampa Bay Rays:
Randy Arozarena is going to look to continue his postseason dominance at the plate while Ji-Man Choi is the most fun to watch. Charlie Morton’s regular season ERA was 3.44 with only eight starts and one decision, a strange cap on a strange year. In the postseason Morton allowed four runs in four starts, including pitching six scoreless innings on Saturday in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Grab your favorite pumpkin-flavored beverage and enjoy some October baseball!