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MLB Roundup 10/25: Dodgers take Game One

Clayton Kershaw was amazing

MLB: World Series-Houston Astros at Los Angeles Dodgers Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers take Game One of the World series

The World Series started on Tuesday night, and the Dodgers raced out to a 1-0 series lead thanks to a couple of long balls and a tremendous pitching performance. The first pitch their lineup saw in the game went yard, as Chris Taylor gave Los Angeles an early 1-0 lead. Alex Bregman of Houston would come right back a few innings later to tie the game at one with a solo homer of his own, but that wouldn’t last too long. Justin Turner, who is turning into a postseason folk hero, hit a two-run homer to break the tie and eventually give them the win. While home runs were the cause of all the scoring, it was Clayton Kershaw’s performance on the mound that we’ll remember this game for. The best pitcher in the game has had some poor narratives around his postseason performances in the past, but he’s quickly putting that to rest and he utterly dominated the best lineup baseball has seen in quite some time on the biggest stage.

Hall of Fame announces Frick Award Finalists

In this writer’s opinion, there is no worse part of the offseason than Hall of Fame season. Additionally, during the season there is no worse conversation than evaluating broadcasters. So, as you can imagine, I’m not all that excited about talking about Frick Award Finalists. Still, you can see the whole list here, and it seems pretty underwhelming. I don’t think Joe Buck is anywhere close to as bad as some make him out to be — I actually think he’s pretty good — but I also don’t think of him as Hall of Fame level good. At least not yet. It’ll probably come down to Bob Costas and Al Michaels, and Costas will probably win. Just don’t let it go to Joe Morgan, for the love of Ortiz.