How was your week

Posted: October 28, 2017 by Sports Time Radio in baseball, basketball, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

The Houston Astros have yet to lose at home during this playoff season and as that streak continued last night it allowed them to take a 2 games to 1 lead in the World Series as they won Game 3 by a 5-3 score over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Astros got up early on Dodgers starter Yu Darvish as they scored 4 runs in the Top of the 2nd inning. Yuri Gurriel led off the inning with a solo home run to leftfield to put the Astros up 1-0. Josh Reddick then hit a double to leftfield. Evan Gattis drew a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Marwin Gonzalez hit a long single that Reddick scored on to make it 2-0, but Gattis only moved up to 2nd base. Brian McCann who was hitless through the first two games then singled to rightfield as Gattis scored and Gonzalez went to 3rd base. George Springer lined out to 2nd base for the 1st out of the inning. While Alex Bregman did make the 2nd out of the inning his fly ball to centerfield was deep enough to score Gonzalez and put the Astros up 4-0. It looked like the Astros might add some more runs off Darvish as Jose Altuve doubled putting runners on 2nd and 3rd, but Carlos Correa flied out to rightfield to end the inning.

Lance McCullers Jr. came out for the Top of the 3rd with that 4 run lead and got himself into trouble right away. Joc Pederson, Kiki Hernandez and Chris Taylor all drew walks; so the bases where loaded for Corey Seager. Seager was the Dodgers best hitter through the first two World Series games and he had a chance to get the Dodgers right back in the game. Seager however hit into a double play as Pederson scored to make it a 4-1 game. Justin Turner followed Seager with a ground out to end the inning as McCullers Jr. dodged a bullet.

Darvish lasted just an 1 2/3rds innings as Kenta Maeda came in to pitch 2 2/3rds innings before being relieved by Tony Watson in the Bottom of the 5th inning. Watson got the first batter he faced for the second out of the inning. Josh Reddick then singled and he was followed by Evan Gattis who reached on an infield hit back to Watson. On the play Watson committed a throwing error that allowed Reddick to score all the way from 1st base with Gattis ending up on 2nd. Watson struck out Marwin Gonzalez to end the inning as the Astros took a 5-1 lead.

The Dodgers started off the Top of the 6th inning with a walk to Corey Seager and then a double by Justin Turner before the struggling Cody Bellinger struck out for the 1st out of the inning. That ended McCullers Jr. night after 5 1/3rd inning of work. Brad Peacock came out of the Astros bullpen and got Yasiel Puig to ground out for the 2nd out of the inning, but on the play Seager scored the Dodgers 2nd run of the game with Turner moving up to 3rd base. Peacock then uncorked a wild pitch that allowed Turner to score to make it a 5-3 game. Peacock got pinch hitter Chase Utley to foul out to end the inning.

The closest any team came to scoring in the final 3 innings was when the Astros had the bases loaded and 2 outs in the Bottom of the 7th inning, but Ross Stripling got George Springer to fly out to centerfield to end the threat.

McCullers Jr. picked up the win for the Astros. Peacock pitched the final 3 2/3rds inning to get the save. Darvish was tagged with the loss for the Dodgers.

Game 4 is tonight in Houston. The Astros will send Charlie Morton to the mound to start Game 4 while the Dodgers will turn to Alex Wood to try and get the series back to even and hand the Astros their first post season loss at home.

Morton has made 3 post season starts for the Astros. He’s pitched 13 total innings and has a 1-1 record, but his E.R.A. is 6.23. Morton hasn’t lasted any longer than 5 innings in any of his 3 post season starts.

Tonight is just Wood’s second post season start for the Dodgers for 2017. In his only outing Wood pitched 4 2/3rds innings while giving up 3 runs, all on solo home runs against the Chicago Cubs on October 18th. Wood did strikeout 7 in that outing. How will the 10 day layoff affect Wood? and can he get the series back to even for the Dodgers?

The Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 120-117 last night at Oracle Arena. Now it was just a regular season NBA game; so it was the altercation that makes this game stand out.

Draymond Green of Golden State and Bradley Beal of the Wizards got to know each other a little better as they had a disagreement in the 2nd quarter of last nights game that resulted in both players being ejected.

It all started with just 23 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. Beal drove to the basket and Green blocked his shot out of bounds; so the Wizards retained possession. As the Wizards set up to inbound the basketball both players where trying to get position in the lane. After some jostling between player Beal slapped Green in the face from behind. To noone’s surprise Green didn’t take that lightly and he grabbed Beal and the two players got locked up. While tied up the players headed towards the fans ion the front row underneath the Wizards basket, but ended up going to the floor before they made it into the crowd.

Teammates and officials tried to break up the melee and even a fan got involved trying to break the players up. Now two Wizards players Markieff Morris and Carrick Felix left the Wizards bench during the scuffle to help break things up, but this is against NBA rules; so there may be suspensions for those two players. Morris by the way was inactive as he’s recovering from hernia surgery.

Green emerged from the altercation with a ripped jersey as he and Beal continued to bark at each other after being separated. Beal also got into a verbal confrontation with a Warriors fan as he was exiting the court.

We’re waiting to see if either or both players will draw a suspension from the NBA for this incident or if the election will be considered punishment enough.

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