Until the 97th pitch of an outing that was among the most unusual in World Series history, until the 561st pitch of an epic endurance test that sprawled across the night for 18 innings, he finally got beat. After blowing a lead the Dodgers never blow, the Boston Red Sox are one game from shoving Los Angeles into the void.
Eovaldi earned recognition and praise from all sides, as several Dodgers noted his special performance.
The Red Sox think Sale is presently compromised to the extent that he's best used out of the bullpen over the remainder of the series.
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy (13) gets his jersey ripped off as he celebrates after hitting a walk off solo home run against the Boston Red Sox in the 18th inning in game three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium.
We'll update with more ratings from last night's historic Game 3 and the rest of the primetime offerings later as they come in. "I feel like I let the team down right there".
Don't go away, fans, Saturday's Game 4 is just hours away.
Max Muncy homered to lift the Boys in Blue over the Red Sox 3-2 in the early morning hours Saturday.
Sale did not respond with reassuring words like the ones delivered by David Ortiz in his dugout huddle in St. Louis after the fifth inning of Game 4 five years ago. Up against the Houston Astros' triumph over the Dodgers in Game 3 of the 2017 World Series on October 27 of that year, last night's match-up stumbled almost 10% in the tally from 56 markets across the nation. Part of the reason for this is the Red Sox are patient hitters and up their game when runners are in scoring position, while LA's bats see like they're constantly swinging for dingers. "I just talked to Chris and David, and that's what we're going to do", Cora said.
Primo's Donuts has donuts complete with the Dodgers' logo for those looking for a sweet treat to match a sweet victory.
After hitting.297 in winning the first two games at cozy, chilly Fenway Park, Boston was 5 for 57 at the plate in the warmth of Dodger Stadium- including 0 for 28 in the top four slots of the batting order.
But they gave themselves a lovely chance to do that Sunday, after rallying from a 4-0 hole in the eighth inning to stagger the National League Champion Dodgers, 9-6.
All that falling down cost Nunez just enough speed to not be able to move from second to third in the 15th when Kenta Maeda gave up a leadoff single to Nunez and walked Jackie Bradley Jr. on five pitches.
Coverage of Game 4 starts at 5:30 p.m. MT on FOX31.