World Series Fans Fall Asleep Before Game 2 Ends, Promptly Freak Out This Morning
Game Two of the World Series was out of control. There were comebacks from both the Dodgers and Astros, extra innings, and a legendary freak out from Yasiel Puig. With that said, the game went on way past midnight, alienating some fans who had to get up for work this morning. Of course, when they all woke up on Thursday, they were flipping out because of the game they missed out on.
(S/O @OldTakesExposed on Twitter)
Judging from the tweets, most folks went to bed with the Dodgers up 3–1 after the seventh inning — right before all the craziness happened.
The top of the eighth started with the Puig freak out, coming after he missed a ball he dove for in right field. That runner, Alex Bregman, would go around to score and cut Los Angeles’ lead to 3–2. Then, after the Dodgers went down in order in the bottom of the eighth, Marwin Gonzalez homered to tie the game up 3–3.
Extra innings would eventually come thanks to another 1–2–3 inning by Los Angeles in the bottom of the ninth. The Dodgers sent Josh Fields to the bump to start the 10th inning, a move that now looks like a mistake. Fields allowed back-to-back homers to start the 10th inning, prompting myself — and others, I’m sure — to toss on Netflix before bed. Yet, things would only get nuttier in the bottom of the inning.
Like Jose Altuve had done to start the top of the inning, Yasiel Puig bashed a deep home run to lead off the bottom of the 10th. NLCS-hero Kiki Hernandez would later single in the tying run, forcing yet another inning of World Series action.
Luckily, my phone was nearby and alerted me of the madness, so I was able to bail on Netflix to watch the exciting end.
Cameron Maybin, an Astros’ outfielder who was acquired down the stretch, led off the inning with a single after entering the game in the 10th inning. He promptly stole second base, setting the stage for yet another home run. This time, it was George Springer responsible for the bomb, launching a 398-foot blast to put the Astros up 7–5. This all came off of Dodgers’ righty Brandon McCarthy, a 6-foot-7 starter who was making his first-ever postseason appearance. Surely, this was the end of the fireworks, right?
After two quick outs, the Dodgers sent Charlie Culberson to the plate with Game 2 quickly escaping them. He promptly got the fans at Dodgers Stadium back on their feet, ripping a fastball into the left-center field seats for the team’s fourth home run of the game. Now, with the game at 7–6 with two outs, it was Puig in the batter’s box with a chance to be a hero.
Unfortunately, the magic was done for the night. Puig went down swinging; the game finally wrapping up after four hours and 19 minutes. The series will now head to Houston, and boy, if you’re not watching every pitch, you’re a total weirdy.
What’s better than October baseball? Not much.
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