By J.P. Hoornstra | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: October 27, 2018 at 6:28 pm | UPDATED: October 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm LOS ANGELES — Commissioner Rob Manfred has made it one of his priorities to rein in the length of games. But he was at Dodger Stadium for all 7 hours and 20 minutes of Game 3. The longest game in World Series history began at 5:10 p.m. Friday and ended at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. If the intervening hours catalyzed his opinions about baseball’s lengthening game times, Manfred refrained from sharing them with reporters Saturday. The commissioner floated one idea – a separate set of end-of-game rules for baseball’s regular season and postseason. That would be similar to the National Hockey League – regular-season games end with a shootout, playoff games with as many overtimes as necessary. Manfred said he’s amenable to beginning extra innings with a runner on second base in the regular season only. “I think that rule … [Read more...] about Could World Series Game 3 be a catalyst for extra-innings rule changes?
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Thomas Boswell, The Washington Post Published 7:00 am CDT, Saturday, October 27, 2018 LOS ANGELES - At 11:40 p.m., Pacific Coast Time, when Game 3 of the World Series was only six-and-a-half hours long, a mere teenager of a marathon, the Dodger Stadium scoreboard broke out dance music by Prince. "Dearly beloved," the song began, "we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life." Really? Not to get through this thing called Game 3? The "Let's Go Crazy" part of the evening arrived for the Los Angeles Dodgers a few innings later, in the bottom of the 18th inning of the longest game in World Series history - the longest by far in innings or time, a prodigious, preposterous, seven-hour, 20-minute monstrosity. That's when, at 12:30 a.m. Pacific Coast Time - or 3:30 a.m. on the East Coast - Dodger slugger Max Muncy hit a leadoff homer over the left-center field fence off Nathan Eovaldi, who was starting his seventh inning in relief, for a 3-2 victory that cut … [Read more...] about Go crazy, Dodgers fans! Max Muncy might have just swung this World Series
Ted Berg USA TODAY Sports Published 4:59 AM EDT Oct 27, 2018 LOS ANGELES -- There will be no sweep. Not on Max Muncy’s watch. Muncy’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the 18th inning gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 3-2 victory in what was, by time, the longest game in World Series history. The homer saved a terrific effort by rookie starter Walker Buehler and ruined an outstanding relief outing by the Boston Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi. Buehler was spectacular in the early part Game 3. The right-hander looked sharp from the start -- if not necessarily efficient. He struck out Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts while opening the game with a perfect first, but required 26 pitches to get through the inning -- an ominous sign for a pitcher who eclipsed the 100-pitch mark in only six of his 23 regular-season starts. But Buehler, whose fastball registered as high as 100.1 mph in the outing, made quicker work of the Boston lineup thereafter. Rick Porcello matched zeros with … [Read more...] about World Series: Dodgers walk off to beat Red Sox in longest game ever
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The longest game in World Series history ended in the 18th inning with a walkoff homer from Max Muncy. Muncy belted a 90.1 mph cutter from Nathan Eovaldi and sent it 98.9 mph and 382 feet to left field. The Dodgers won 3-2 over the Red Sox here in Game 3 of the World Series. The Red Sox still lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. The game took 7 hours, 20 minutes. The previous longest game lasted 14 innings and 5 hours, 41 minutes. The Red Sox's 1-4 spots in batting order went 0-for-28 with 12 strikeouts. Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts combined to go 0-for-15 with five strikeouts. This also marked the Red Sox's first extra-inning World Series game since Billy Buckner's error in Game 6 in 1986 led to a Mets' victory. Boston used all its position players and every pitcher on the roster expect for Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz. Eovaldi pitched 6 innings of relief before giving up the walkoff blast. Teams exchange errors in … [Read more...] about Longest World Series game ever: Boston Red Sox lose to Dodgers on Max Muncy’s walkoff homer, capping Game 3 after 7 hours, 20 minutes
By Mark Whicker | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: October 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm | UPDATED: October 25, 2018 at 5:25 pm Dodgers pitcher Fernando Valenzuela is interviewed by Manager Tommy Lasorda before a game against the Chicago Cubs on June 7, 1981 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Months later, Valenzuela was the winning pitcher in Game 3 of the World Series, beginning the Dodgers’ rally from an 0-2 series deficit against the Yankees. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) From left, Dodgers outfielder Pedro Guerrero, catcher Steve Yeager and third baseman Ron Cey shared World Series MVP honors after the team defeated the Yankees in six games in the 1981 World Series. (AP Photo) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers batter Ron Cey, wearing a new helmet with an ear flap, watches his single go out in the first inning off New York Yankees pitcher Tommy John in the World Series, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 1981, New York. Cey got the single on the first pitch to … [Read more...] about Whicker: Dodgers have overcome an 0-2 World Series deficit before, in more turbulent times