Baseball's a leisurely sport on its best day, but on Friday night, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers played in the longest World Series game ever, a 18-inning monstrosity that didn't end until after 3:30 a.m.
Alex Wood threw a hitless inning for the win. "Everyone please come down and get your Dodger donuts".
Martinez is Boston's main designated hitter.
"It was an awesome game", Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig said.
But the Red Sox couldn't close it out.
The blown save spoiled a brilliant outing from Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, who gave up just two hits over seven scoreless innings. That's the epitome of reaching down deep and I don't know. "We were putting good at-bats early on". And some guys run from it. "But he's got tremendous stuff, and he lives for moments like this". Eovaldi gave up two runs (one earned) on three hitsover six innings with five strikeouts.
"Awesome, he's a great kid, not because he plays for me and we run together", Cora said. While there were no formal workouts by either team, a few Dodgers played catch in left field.
Martinez is playing with a sore right ankle after slipping while rounding second base in the opener.
Both teams scored freakish runs in the 13th that kept the game going. Kinsler appeared on shaky footing when he scooped it up and fired toward first, and the ball sailed well wide of its target.
At this point, whichever team manages to not pass out from exhaustion can claim some form of victory tonight. Barnes made the tag as Kinsler came barreling past and both players tumbled to the dirt. Then they're walking around all of Boston library where there are tons of homeless and telling people there is food around the corner. His next turn at the plate came with Brock Holt on first and no outs in the top of the 13th.
The Red Sox had a wild 13th with a walk, a steal, an infield hit and an error before taking a 2-1 lead. "But like I told him, he's like, 'I'm not coming out.' I said, 'Well, you can't come out".
And as WBUR's Shira Springer noted to NPR's Newscast, the Red Sox haven't lost a single road game yet this postseason. Alexander scooped it up as second baseman Enrique Hernandez sprinted to cover first before Nunez got there. Alexander fielded Eduardo Nunez's tapper between the mound and first base, but his throw to a hustling Hernandez got away and Holt scored. Never before had a Series game gone more than 14 innings.