Just when you thought the World Series couldn’t get any more amazing than Game 2, Game 5 comes along.
It was the same match-up as Game 1, Dallas Keuchel against Clayton Kershaw. But that’s was about all it had in common with that crispy played two-hour, twenty-eight-minute pitcher’s duel.
Game 5 was more than twice as long as Game 1.
You spot the best pitcher on the planet a four-run lead, and he wins ninety-nine percent of the time.
Yet, even more unlikely than the Astros coming back from being down 4-0 against Clayton Kershaw in the fourth inning might have been coming back on him again the next inning down 7-4.
A thing like doesn’t happen once. It happened twice.
And with that, it was obvious this was not going to be a normal game. The Astros refused to die, overcoming three Dodger leads to survive 13-12, taking a 3-games-to-2 lead in the World Series that heads back to Los Angeles Tuesday night.
It was not a good game to be a pitcher. Fourteen total pitchers were marched out to the front lines. The result: Twenty-five total runs. Twenty-eight total hits. Eleven total walks. Seven total home runs.
And when the longest-ever game in World Series history finally ended, the Kershaw-Keuchel matchup was long forgotten.
The game, however, won’t be.