For the first time in this year’s World Series, we got to see a real pitching display put on. The Boston Red Sox got it in via David Price, whom they allowed to throw for six innings and just three hits simply by keeping him in the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers, meanwhile continue to take the strategy of pulling their pitchers at the first sign of trouble. While that may have worked against the Brewers, it has not done so against the Red Sox. Boston’s decisions to pay big money to Price, and also to J.D. Martinez has paid off in a very, very big way. Price did give up two runs, but if you can get six innings from a pitcher this age and only have given up two runs, you have to chalk that up as a win.
With the game tied at 2-2 in the bottom of the fifth, it was then Martinez’s turn to take over once again. He had already had a big Game 1 on Tuesday night, and he followed it up on Wednesday night with another. The early favorite for World Series MVP stepped up to the plate and drive in both Andrew Benitendi and Mookie Betts with a two RBI single. The MLB RBI leader is doing what he did all season at just the right time, and it has the Dodgers in a perilous position. And a lot of that is their own fault for being over-analytical. Dave Roberts continues to play match ups instead of his best players at the start of games, and it is not helping because the Red Sox are almost always going to get their runs because they have exceptional hitting. Oh and on top of that, Benitendi once again made a ridiculous catch, much to no one’s surprise.
While Boston had a big night in baseball, Steph Curry was having one in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors’ guard moved himself into fifth place all-time in three pointers made after he 11, yes 11, of them in a 144-122 rout of the Washington Wizards. In total, Curry ended up with 51 points despite only playing 32 minutes in total. 11 of 16 from three-point land, 10 for 10 from the foul line, and 15 for 24 overall will get you that! Another team that had a big night was the Los Angeles Lakers. For the first time this season, they got a victory, defeating the Phoenix Suns 131-113. It was the team’s first win since LeBron James, who added 19 points and 10 rebounds made his move to the West Coast. Apparently their defense improved, despite giving up well over 100. Hmm.