18 pitchers and 46 players total saw action The Dodgers threw a no-hitter against the top four batters in the Red Sox lineup, who went 0-for-28 Nathan Eovaldi, pitching in his third game of the series, threw 97 relief pitches and got two at-bats.
Walker Buehler threw the first pitch in autumn twilight at 5:10 p.m. The homers have been fortunate, but the Dodgers will need some stability if they want to win it all. Nathan Eovaldi, who had been set to start Game 4, made his third relief appearance of the week and pitched a flawless inning, topping 101 miles per hour with his fastball. I feel behind 3-0 and I wasn't able to execute that last pitch.
Game 3 veered from a slow-burner to extraordinary as the records tumbled: becoming the first World Series game to enter a sixth hour (then a seventh) and eventually finishing at a time of seven hours, 21 minutes.
It was the first time in the series the Dodgers had scored first and the first time in a while the Red Sox hadn't scored first in a postseason game. Muncy, who also reached on a leadoff walk, moved up when Nunez, of course. went into the stands catching a foul pop for the second out. Yasiel Puig set the play in motion with a hard grounder up the middle. "But like I told him, he's like, 'I'm not coming out.' I said, 'Well, you can't come out". Instead, the veteran second baseman muffed his throw to first base, allowing Muncy to score and Puig to celebrate at first instead of taking second base.
"We didn't have any more players, so I didn't have any choice", he said after the game.
After being traded this past offseason from the Tigers to the Los Angeles Angels, he was dealt again to the Red Sox at this year's trade deadline.
It was officially the longest game in World Series history by innings and time.
But the Dodgers' vaunted closer shook it off to pitch a ideal ninth.
Bradley won ALCS MVP honors despite having only three total hits in the five-game series because all three drove home runs in big spots.
"Considering what we went through tonight, we're in good shape with our pen, we really are", Roberts said.
Kenta Maeda walked the first two Red Sox to start the 15th and didn't allow a run. The key could be who the Red Sox opt to start - Pomeranz or Sale.
"Considering where we're at, down 2-1, home crowd behind us, I think there's a little bit of momentum on our side".