The Houston Astros won their first ever in franchise history world series title in Houston Astros news today. Game seven of this years World Series turned into a pitching gem for the Houston Astros. They beat the Los Angeles Dodgers five to one.
Houston scored two runs in the first inning and three runs in the third inning. Los Angeles scored their only run in the sixth inning. Houston only needed to runs to win, but held on to win after posting a five to nothing lead.
Los Angeles stranded ten base runners. They had opportunity after opportunity to no avail. Houston had five hits while Los Angeles had six hits.
Los Angeles committed on error in this game seven. Houston’s starting pitcher Lance McCullers was removed after just just two and one thirds inning. I was a bit perplexed by this move, because Lance had not given up any earned runs.
This move actually worked out as Houston’s relief pitchers only gave up one earned run. Los Angeles did NOT fair as good pitching wise. Their starting pitcher Yu Darvish gave up four earned runs in just one and two third innings.
Los Angeles relief pitchers did NOT give up any earned runs. However, because of their lack of offense, it was too little too late. Houston used one of their starting pitchers, Charlie Morton, in relief.
He pitched four innings allowing one earned run. He actually was credited with the win. Houston Astros have now won their first ever World Series title in franchise history.
The Los Angeles Dodgers had plenty of opportunities, but could not convert base runners into runs. This was similar to the way Houston played in a three to one game six loss to Los Angeles. Hoston celebrated their first title in Dodger Stadium.
The LA Dodgers score was three to one in game six of this year’s world series. They won and extended this series to a seventh game. Los Angeles will host the Houston Astros in game seven.
The Houston Astros have never won a World Series championship in franchise history. The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won a World Series title since nineteen eighty eight. This was another pitching dual.
Houston had six hits in this game, but could only create one run. That was a third inning solo home run by center fielder George Springer. Houston stranded eight total base runners.
They had opportunity after opportunity to no avail. Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander pitched six innings and gave up two earned runs. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill was pulled after four and two third innings pitched.
He only gave up one earned run. Some Los Angeles Dodger fans booed when he was removed from the game after only giving up one earned run. Los Angeles scored all three runs in the sixth and seventh inning.
Houston Astros could not mount a come back even though they had eight base runners. Neither team committed any error(s). I watched most if not all of this game.
I may have dosed off for a few minutes during the middle innings. Quite honestly and frankly baseball is not as exciting for me to watch. Los Angeles had five total hits in this game.
They went to their relief pitchers early again. This team used four relief pitchers. None of them gave up any earned runs.
Game seven will decide this World Series. Houston had plenty of opportunities to score some runs. This game reminded me of game one, when Los Angeles won three to one.
Houston could not even drive in a run or two via sacrifice fly. I do not see how they can obtain their first World Series championship with a similar performance.
In Houston Astros News, they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers thirteen to twelve in extra innings. This game was a hitters paradise. I watched most of this game.
Ten innings were needed to decide this classic World Series games. I was NOT surprised that the Los Angeles Dodgers would give up this many runs. I blogged about how I felt later on in this series their bullpen has been over extended.
However, I was not really expecting the Houston Astros bullpen to give up so many walks. Also, the Houston Astros had difficulties hitting in game one and game four. They only had five total hits combined in those games.
I was not expecting Houston to go on a hitting barrage. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers both had fourteen base hits in this game. They both committed one error.
Houston won with an Alex Bregman single to left field. The Los Angeles Dodgers created a four run lead by the top of the fourth inning. Quite honestly, I thought perhaps Los Angeles would win this game, as Houston was struggling at the plate again..
Houston did not score until the bottom of the fourth inning, when they tied Los Angeles with four runs. This game seemed to sea saw back and forth until the tenth inning. Los Angeles starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw gave up six earned runs in four and two third innings.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel gave up three earned runs in three and two third innings. There would be no pitching dual after these starters were pulled. The Houston Astros team used seven pitchers which allowed six walks in ten total innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers team also used seven pitchers and walked five batters in nine and two third innings pitched. Houston hit five home runs in this game. Los Angeles hit two home runs.
This World Series will include at least six games now. The Houston Astros lead three games to two. Los Angeles hosts the last two games in Dodger Stadium, if the seventh game is needed. Los Angeles faces a possible elimination in both games.
The LA Dodgers Score against the Houston Astros in game four of the World Series was six to two. What started out as a pitching dual, turned into a four run win by the Dodgers. This series is tied at two games a piece.
The Houston Astros could only muster two hits in nine innings. The Los Angeles Dodgers had seven hits. This game was tied one a piece in the seventh inning.
The Dodgers scored five runs in the top of the ninth to seal their second victory of this World Series. The Houston Astros hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth, too little too late. This was Houston’s first loss at home during the playoffs.
Charlie Morton for Houston, pitched six and one third innings while allowing one run. Alex Wood pitched five and two third innings while also allowing just one earned run. There were no errors in this game.
Houston Astros only manufactured two hits, but both of them were solo home runs. I watched this entire game and felt it might head to extra innings. That is until Houston’s bullpen ran into difficulties.
Two of their relief pitchers gave up a total of five runs, in the ninth inning, after Los Angeles could only score one run in the first eight innings. Meanwhile the Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitchers only gave up one run in basically three innings. Houston hosts game five of the World Series tomorrow night.
One item that I do know is that this will be at least a six game series. Houston is trying to win their first World Series championship in franchise history. The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to win their first World Series since nineteen eighty eight.
Amazingly, both starting pitchers had terrible earned run averages this post season. One pitcher had a five ERA, while the other pitcher had a six ERA. Instead of a high scoring affair, this game was a pitchers dual for the most part.
In Houston Astros News today, they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers five to three in game three of this years World Series. This was Houston’s second ever win in a World Series. Also, this was their first ever win at home in a World Series.
They now lead the Los Angeles Dodgers two games to one. Houston scored four runs in the second inning and never relinquished this lead. I watched this entire game.
While it was not a thriller like game two of this World Series, it did not turn into a blow out. The Los Angeles Dodgers committed two errors in this game. Also, their starting pitcher Yu Darvish only pitched one and two thirds innings.
All four runs were earned against him. Houston’s starting pitcher Lance McCullers Junior lasted five and one thirds inning, giving up three earned runs. Los Angeles Dodgers had to rely on their bullpen against for the second consecutive game.
Their bullpen did NOT give up any runs, because one run scored was not earned by an error. Houston Astros out hit the Dodgers again with twelve hits. Los Angeles could only muster up four hits.
Los Angeles did NOT hit any home runs in this game. Houston had a solo home run in the second inning to begin their scoring. Houston hosts game four tomorrow at Minute Maid Park.
The Houston Astros have won every game at home in these playoffs. Their seven wins at home made them the eighth team in Major League Baseball history to win seven games at home. All previous teams went on to win the World Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers must win one out of the next two games to stay alive. Because of the two three two format of the World Series, Houston also hosts game five on Sunday.
The LA Dodgers score in game two of this years World Series was a 7-6 loss to the Houston Astros. This game went into extra innings. I watched nine innings of this game.
When I left Houston was behind three to two. When I returned to my astonishment, both teams had scored five runs. This started out as another pitchers dual.
Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander gave up three runs in six innings. However, he held the Los Angeles Dodgers to just two hits. Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Rich Hill only pitched four innings but gave up just one run.
The Dodgers used nine pitchers including their starter. Houston used five pitchers. This game, Houston’s hitting was much improved.
They out hit the Dodgers fourteen to five. I thought maybe the Los Angeles Dodgers might have problems since they pulled their starting pitcher after only four innings. However, they hit four home runs and drove in five of their six runs via a home run.
Los Angeles scored all of their runs via home run in their first game of this World Series. The Dodgers only had six hits but scored six runs. This is a huge road win for Houston.
As a matter of fact this is their first ever single game World Series win. Houston committed one error, while Los Angeles went error free. This game lasted four hours and nineteen minutes.
The temperature was ten degrees cooler than in game one at ninety three degrees. Houston was behind three runs to one until they scored a run in both the eighth and ninth innings to tie the game at three. Houston and Los Angeles scored two runs in the tenth innning.
Houston scored two more runs in the eleventh inning. Los Angeles scored one run off a solo home run, but could not tie this game. With this best of seven series tied at one, Houston gets to host game three on Friday.
The LA Dodgers Score in game one of this years’ world series was 3-1 over the Houston Astros. I watched around three to four innings of this post season game. The Los Angeles Dodgers scored their first run in the first inning.
The Houston Astros tied the game in the fourth inning. The LA Dodgers went ahead in the sixth inning with a two run home run by Justin Turner. That is all the runs they needed, as the Houston Astros failed to score in the rest of this game.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have not won a World Series since nineteen eighty eight. This is the Houston Astros second ever world series appearance. Los Angeles pitcher Clayton Kershaw threw eleven strike outs in seven innings pitched.
The Dodgers bull pen did NOT allow any hits in two innings pitched. Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel pitched six and two thirds innings giving up three earned runs. Houstons bullpen did NOT allow any hits.
The LA Dodgers Score of three to one was fueled by six hits. Houston could only muster three total hits in this first game of this years world series. Los Angeles and Houston play game two in Dodger stadium as Los Angeles has home field advantage.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won one hundred four games, while the Houston Astros won one hundred one games. Neither team committed any errors. This game only last two hours and twenty eight minutes since it was a pitchers haven.
All four runs scored in this game were by home runs. The Dodgers hit two home runs, while the Astros hit one home run. The game time temperature for this game was one hundred and three degrees.
What we do know is that either the Houston Astros will win their first ever world series or the Los Angeles Dodgers will win their first world series since nineteen eighty eight.
In New York Yankees news today, they defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in game five of the American League division series. The Cleveland Indians had won the first two games in this five game series. The New York Yankees won the last three games to advance to the American League championship series.
They will play the Houston Astros in a best of seven game series. Didi Gregorius hit two home runs. CC Sabathia had nine strike outs and pitched into the fifth inning.
Since Cleveland won the first two games, they essentially had three chances to win this series. The New York Yankees became the tenth team to come back and win a five game playoff series after losing the first two games. The Cleveland Indians had home field advantage and won the first two homes on their own baseball field.
CC Sabathia only allowed one out of the first fourteen Cleveland Indian hitters to get on base. He actually pitched for the Indians earlier in his career. The New York Yankees built a three to nothing lead in the third inning.
They went on to cruise to a five to two win. The Cleveland Indians never played with a lead in the past three games of this series. There were thirty one combined strike outs in this game, which set a new Major League Baseball post season record.
The Houston Astros, which are now playing in the American League, will host the New York Yankees with home field advantage. The Houston Astros had over one hundred regular season wins (101-61) and owned the American League’s best record. They defeated the Boston Red Sox four games to one in their American League division series.
The New York Yankees actually had to beat the Minnesota Twins in a one game wild card playoff, in order to face the Cleveland Indians.
OCTOBER 11 2017 Final American League Division Series Game 5
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Runs Hits Errors
1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 8 0
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 3
The Chicago Cubs were one game from defeating the Washington Nationals in this National League division series. Yesterday the Chicago Cubs came from behind to win 2-1. However, Wednesday nights game was quite different.
They started pitcher Stephen Strasburg, whom was ill, for this crucial must win game four. The score of today’s Cubs game was a five to nothing shutout by the Washington Nationals. Stephen pitched seven shutout innings while striking out twelve Chicago Cubs batters.
Now this five game National League division series heads back to Washington, District of Columbia, for a winner take all game.
“When he’s healthy and he’s on the mound, he’s one of, if not, the best pitchers in the game. Since the All-Star break, nobody has really been like him. To have him come out and do that in a spot like that, obviously … huge is an understatement for us.”
Ryan Zimmerman Washington Nationals first baseman
Stephen had actually acquired the flu and was trying to fight it with anti-biotics. Michael Taylor, hit a grand slam home run for the Washington Nationals to take a 4-0 lead. All this team needed one run as the Chicago Cubs did NOT pass home plate once in this baseball game.
This will be the Washington Nationals third National League division series game five since two thousand and twelve. This franchise has failed to advance on to the National League championship series. The Chicago Cubs are trying to advance to their third straight National League championship series.
Stephen has actually pitched two games in this divisional playoff series. He struck out ten Chicago Cubs batters in a game won victory for the Washington Nationals. This National League division series is tied two to two.
The winner of this series plays the Los Angeles Dodgers whom swept the Arizona Diamondbacks three to nothing.
The third Chicago Cubs ball game versus the Washington Nationals, in the two thousand seventeen divisional playoffs ended in a 2 to 1 win. Chicago Cubs now lead this series two games to one. They have won the past two games after the Washington Nationals won game one.
The Chicago Cubs came from behind in this game to win. They were behind one to nothing for eight innings. The Chicago Cubs also survived four errors. Chicago Cubs went ahead with a two out bloop single.
Winning game three in this National League division series bodes well for the Chicago Cubs. In five game playoff series in Major League Baseball, the winner of game three goes on to win the series seventy five percent of the time (36-12). The Chicago Cubs went hitless the first 6 1/3 innings.
The Washington Nationals scored one run off two errors in the sixth inning. The Washington Nationals posted a 97-65 regular season record. The Chicago Cubs as you know, won the World Series last year.
Game four is a must win now for the Washington Nationals. The Chicago Cubs host game four. The Washington Nationals also had two errors in the third inning.
However, the Washington Nationals did not take advantage of those mistakes. The Washington Nationals actually had home field advantage in this series. This team now must win game four at Wrigley Field, to finish this five game series in their home baseball park.
Washington Nationals versus Chicago Cubs 2017 National League Division Series game 3
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Runs Hits Errors
1 3 1
2 4 4
Monday October 9 2017 Win: Edwards Jr. Loss: Kintzler Save: Davis
Statistically speaking, the Washington Nationals have a twenty five percent chance of winning this National League Division playoff series. Also, the Washington Nationals have never won a playoff series in franchise history up to this series. However, this Major League baseball team has now reached the playoffs three times in the past five years.