Astros win Game Three
After an epic Game Two, the World Series travelled back to Houston with things tied at one game apiece. The Dodgers sent Yu Darvish to the mound on Friday, and he did not get the job done. He couldn’t even make it through the second inning, allowing four runs before being removed from the game. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, the Astros had a 4-0 lead and didn’t look back. Lance McCullers and Brad Peacock took care of things on the mound, and that was that. Houston ended up winning by a score of 5-3, and they now have a 2-1 lead in the series. The other big story from this game was Yuli Gurriel making a racist gesture towards Darvish. The former Cuban star has already apologized, but he is expected to meet with the league and presumably there will be some sort of punishment.
Coaching changes continue around the league
We’re still waiting on the player movement around baseball, but in the meantime while the postseason is still going on, the coaching carousel continues to move. As the Red Sox continue to look for a pitching coach, some of the most experienced ones are off the market. Jim Hickey, David Price’s former pitching coach, has been hired by the Cubs. Meanwhile, Chris Bosio, the man Hickey replaced, has been hired by the Tigers. Finally, Mike Maddux, perhaps the most respected pitching coach on the market, is now with St. Louis. The Red Sox went with inexperience at manager, and it would make some sense that Alex Cora and company stick with that plan with some other members of the staff. Meanwhile, John Farrell is getting some interest in the managerial market, interviewing with both the Phillies and the Nationals. It seems as if he’s ready to jump right back into the game.