The Red Sox scored two in the top of the first but then immediately gave up five in the bottom of the inning.
Down in the series against the team with the best record in the American League, it looked bleak.
When it was all said and done, though, they got fourteen runs on the strength of twenty hits to win 14-6 and tie the series 1-to-1.
Houston was down 4-2. Then they scored two runs one inning and five in another. In the end, they beat the White Sox 9-4. It was a death by a thousand cuts. Singles and singles and singles and singles.
It was fun to watch, even though it was the Astros, who now lead the series two games to none.
What is this thing called offense? It was pleasurable. I want some.
The Giants played the Dodgers in the first game of their series. A 107-win team playing a 106-win team. San Francisco’s Logan Webb threw 7.2 innings of shutout baseball with ten strikeouts and no walks. His Giants won 4-0.
Earlier in the day, Milwaukee beat Atlanta 2-1. The Brewers’ starter Corbin Burnes, who led the National League with an ERA of 2.43, pitched six innings of shutout baseball.
What is this thing called pitching? It was pleasurable. I want some.
The best thing about watching the post-season is reacquainting yourself with good baseball. Clutch hitting, dominating pitching, magical defense.
I’ve missed it.