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Kershaw Dominates Game 1

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Kershaw Dominates Game 1

The Dodgers take game 1, as Kershaw dominates the Houston lineup. Striking out 11 batters while walking none. Dallas Keuchel had an equally good game, unfortunately, his mistakes cost the Astros a possible victory. Behind an offense that just couldn’t get anything going. Scoring just 1 run on 3 hits, while LA scored 3 runs on 6 hits. It should be noted that this year, the Houston Astros don’t play very well on the road. Which increases the magnitude of them splitting before going back to Houston. Scoring 5 runs on average at home, with a record of 6-0 in the post. The Astros will have to rely on Justin Verlander to have the type of start he had in his last outing. With that, and a minimum of 3 runs could give the Astros a good chance at a split.


Starting Pitching


Dallas Keuchel– Keuchel had a good start, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits while going 6 2/3 IP. He had some early struggles, giving up a first pitch home run to Chris Taylor certainly didn’t help his cause at all. Giving up 6 hits on the night, Keuchels infield really saved him. Inducing 4 double play balls. Kept the Astros in the game late.

Final Line(prediction)- 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB and 7 SO

Final Line (actual)- 6.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB and 3 SO


Clayton Kershaw- Coming into today’s game many weren’t sure how Kershaw was going to handle the pressure of a World Series game. Well, he handled it, and Kershaw dominates the lineup the entire game. With great finesse, and a fastball that cut down a team that thrives on the fastball. Kershaw also achieved something only one other person in history has accomplished. He became the 2nd person in history to throw 11 strikeouts and no walks in a World Series game. Could this be a turning point for Kershaw in the post?

Final Line(prediction)- 5 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB and 5 SO

Final Line (actual)- 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB and 11 SO


Scoring Summary

In what was the quickest World Series game since 1990. Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel ripped through the opposing teams line up inning after inning. With only very few mistakes being made all game. This was one of those old-school pitching match ups. That didn’t upset from beginning to end.

The scoring started for the Dodgers instantly, when Chris Taylor launched a line drive solo home run to left field. Which left the bat at 107 mph at a launch angle of 32 degrees going a total distance 447 ft. The game stayed at 1-0 until the 4th inning. Alex Bregman launched a bomb to left field to tie the game at 1 a piece. The ball left that bat at 101 mph with a launch angle of 25 degrees and traveled a total distance of 399 ft.

That’s all the Astros were able to produce for the game. Then in the bottom of the 6th, with Chris Taylor on first. Justin Turner skied the ball to center field, giving the Dodgers the lead, and eventually going on to win the game. Game 2 will be played tomorrow at 7:00. The starters for the Astros will be Justin Verlander for the Dodgers, Rich Hill. Needing a split to have a good chance at splitting at home. The Astros will need to play how they had in the regular season.