The mark of 17 combined pitchers had previously been reached in two playoff games: Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS (Giants vs. Nationals), and Game 3 2005 World Series (White Sox vs. Astros). What should have been a routine play for relief pitcher Scott Alexander became the disaster of the Dodgers' season-he flipped the ball toward an unprepared Kiké Henandez, which would dribble down the rightfield line to score Holt from first and what should have become the clinching run of Boston's third consecutive win of the World Series.
"I don't know, I just try to go out there", he said.
"You want to have fun with it", said Rich Hill, the Dodgers scheduled Game 4 starter before a middle-of-the-night change to TBA to match Boston's probable pitcher. "That was kind of defeating at that point, but I was able to get back and get another shot".
The Red Sox had a wild 13th with a walk, a steal, an infield hit and an error before taking a 2-1 lead.
"I was just laughing because everything was happening at the wrong time", he said.
His options for Game 4 include Pomeranz, ace Chris Sale on three days' rest or a total bullpen game with a bullpen that has pitched 20 1/3 innings in the first three games. An errant off-balance throw by 2B Ian Kinsler past first allowed Max Muncy to score from second base and tie it 2-2.
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He again stayed in the game, hobbling from first to third on a Sandy Leon double later in the inning but finishing the frame stranded on base.
Game 3 of the World Series was the longest World Series game by both innings and time of game, and it ended at 3:30 a.m. "And at the end we paid the price", he said.
Even in defeat, Cora applauded the gutty performance by Eovaldi, who has come back from three major arm surgeries.
Rodriguez will look to lead the Red Sox to a commanding 3-1 lead in the Fall Classic.
"I lost my footing a little bit".