Quantcast

Greinke gets it done. Astros take Game 3 of World Series 4-1

Must Read

Miami Monarchy: QB D’Eriq King

Reports have materialized that the Hurricane coaches are confident that Houston Cougar transfer candidate D’Eriq King will sign with...
Distinct Athletehttp://Distinctathlete.com
DistinctAthlete.com is an entertaining sports site. The site specializes in viral sports content. Content includes controversial and original opinions, news stories, off-beat stories, humorous videos, entertaining photos, exclusive interviews, and witty banter between the writers and commenters. Distinct Athlete was launched in May of 2012 and has been featured and/or cited on several prominent sports sites.

This is why they got him. It wasn’t pristine, but it got the job done.

Greinke that is, and the job?Win a World Series game.

No, he didn’t get the official win. He only pitched 4.2 innings, needing five for an official win. But he held the hot Nats bats to one run, making Zack Greinke the most effective World Series pitcher for the Astros so far.

Sure, he gave up seven hits and three walks. He didn’t get the win, Who cares? He put the Astros in position to win Game 3 of the World Series, and suddenly a miracle Astros comeback in the World Series, down only 2-1, doesn’t seem like an impossible dream.

The Astros offensive production came in dribbles tonight, but it was enough. In the second inning the Astros scored one after Carlos Correa doubled, and then scored on a Josh Reddick bloop single,

In the third Jose Altuve led off with a double, but advanced to third on a fielding error by left fielder Juan Soto. He scored on an infield single by Michael Brantley,

The fifth inning looked a lot like the third, with Altuve opening the action with a lead-off double, and scoring again on a Brantley single.

The sixth inning belonged to Robinson Chirinos, who homered off the foul pole in left field.

There may be signs of life in the Astros lineup. They managed 11 hits, and were 4-10 with runners in scoring position. All the starters were involved in the production, except one, Alex Bregman,, who remains mired in his slump.

Greinke wasn’t the only clutch pitcher tonight. Josh James finished the fifth inning with a strikeout on a 3-2 count.

Brad Peacock faced three batters but walked two, necessitating an early entrance for Will Harris, who remains the true ace of the bullpen. He got five outs, handing the ball to Joe Smith, who pitched a scoreless eighth, who then yielded to Roberto Osuna, who closed the game and got the save.

Saturday’s game is scheduled as a bullpen game, with Jose Urquidy opening for the Astros.

He faces Washington’s third ace, Patrick Corbin.

Game time 8:07 CDT.

Box score and videos HERE

Go To Original Source
Author:

William Metzger(bilbos)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Texas Southern 68, Grambling St. 61

TEXAS SOUTHERN (7-11) Etienne 4-15 4-6 13, Hopkins 2-5 4-4 9, Ewing 3-6 0-1 6, Armstrong 5-9 6-8 17, Rasas 3-6 0-0 6, Baldwin 1-4...

Armstrong leads Texas Southern over Grambling 68-61

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Tyrik Armstrong scored 17 points, Bryson Etienne added 13 and made four assists and Texas Southern beat Grambling 68-61 on...

Teague, Mitchell lead No. 1 Baylor past Oklahoma, 61-57

WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague scored 16 points, fellow transfer Davion Mitchell had 13 and Baylor held on to win its first-ever home...

Epic fourth quarter collapse extends Rockets losing streak against the Thunder

The Houston Rockets led 100-85 with 6:10 remaining in the fourth quarter when Dennis Schroder scored a layup to cut within the Thunder’s deficit....

More Articles Like This