ARLINGTON, Texas – Every start he makes, every time he dominates, Walker Buhler writes a resume that starts to look like the best pitchers after the season. All he did in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday was to support his cause.
Buhler became the first pitcher in World Series history to record double-digit shots in six innings, and his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates used large bats and a small ball to beat the Tampa Bay Race in a 6-2 win that left the Dodgers two wins. shy since their first championship since 1
Buhler’s post-season goodwill, a 26-year-old right-winger, was already impressive. His performance with six innings, three strokes, a one-time performance, a one-time walk and 10 strokes ranks among his most dominant so far.
The last pitcher, as young as Buhler, who scored 10 in a World Series game? Josh Beckett of Marlins in 2003.
The only other Dodgers that kill 10 and allow three or fewer hits in a World Series game? Sandy Kufax and Clayton Kershaw.
Relying heavily on a four-seater fast ball that sat at 97 miles per hour, Buhler attacked all four quadrants of the strike zone with his typical calm: the slow, deliberate construction of his coil in explosive terrain that generated 12 swings and gaps. His curved ball, slider and cutter were also in place, with all four pitches working for the first time this postseason after bubbles blocked him in earlier rounds.
Before the game, Flight manager Kevin Cash compared Buhler’s fast ball to that of New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole – about as high a compliment as can be given to four sailors. As Tampa Bay swayed through five of them to cross out, Cash’s words were predictable, and Flight starter Charlie Morton couldn’t find him zero for zero.
In the fourth, with the Dodgers, who were already 3-0 after an initial run from Justin Turner’s home and a pair of double runs in the third, the Dodgers returned to their Game 1 ethos and radiated the rays with a few balls. Two singles placed runners in the corners and up the foot of Austin Barnes, No. 9 striker. He put seamless pressure on safety, the first RBI sacrificial package in a dozen world series. Mookie Betts followed with an RBI single and stole second base, and Dodgers’ lead rose to 5-0.
Buhler made a double in the heel of Manuel Margot and Willy Adames, giving one victory of the night, although Barnes responded with a double, double home in the sixth. He became the first player in a World Series game after Hector Lopez of the Yankees in 1961 to record a sacrifice and Homer. Prior to the household, Barnes was lost in his previous 22 world bat series.
The Dodgers scored five runs with two outs and two strikes, tied for the most in a World Series match this century, and widened the gap between their offense and Reyes’ group, whose one-dimensionality served them well this postseason but was ineffective in the World Series. .
Buhler travels in his final inning, striking Mike Zunino, Brandon Lowe and Randy Arozarena, who swing to reach double digits – the first game with 10 strokes in his career since the season. He extended his record streak of six plus playoff strikes to 11. He had broken the record he shared with Randy Johnson in his final start when he threw six innings to block in saving a season 6 win against Game 6 Atlanta in the Champions League series. The National League.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts pulled Buhler out after 93 pitches, passing the game to relievers Blake Trainen and Brusdard Graterol, who threw countless innings. The closer Kenly Jansen, who threw harder than he had all season, allowed Arozarena’s ninth inning solo, his eighth of the playoffs, to finish the previous record set by Barry Bonds, Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz.