The much anticipated 2017 World Series rematch did not go how Astros wanted...
Carlos Correa got the scoring started when he crushed a solo HR to left field in the bottom of the second inning. He added the second run as well when he drove in Michael Brantley with an RBI single in the bottom of the 4th.
GONE— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 29, 2020
First run of the night is a solo shot from Carlos Correa! (Train horn still going strong in Houston) pic.twitter.com/g7gKRBwjCX
Framber Valdez got the start and pitched well for the first four innings. In the first four innings he allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out two. He came back out for the 5th but allowed three straight singles and got himself into a jam.
Dusty made a move to the pen and brought in Enoli Paredes, who subsequently walked the first batter he faced on four pitches with the bases loaded..... Another run scored when Alex Bregman committed a throwing error with the bases loaded, tying the game at 2 a piece. The wheels continued to turn as Turner and Bellinger had back to back RBI singles making it 4-2 Dodgers. He never recorded an out..
Dusty Baker went to the pen again and brought in Andre Scrubb, who also subsequently walked the first batter he faced on four pitches with the bases loaded..... Fortunately he got the next batter to ground into a double play and finally put an end to the disastrous top of the 5th.
Things got a little heated in the 6th when it appeared Joe Kelly was throwing at Astros hitters. After Carlos Correa struck out, Joe Kelly acted like a child, benches cleared, and words were exchanged, but that was all..
Joe Kelly is 32 years old, going on 12 pic.twitter.com/ZvTqG2UU2l— SportsTalk 790 (@SportsTalk790) July 29, 2020
Even after the heated exchange of words, the Astros were unable to get the bats going. The relief pitching outside of Paredes was solid. Scrubb tossed 2.2 scoreless innings and Nivaldo Rodriguez had 2 scoreless innings himself. But the lack of offense resulted in a 5-2 loss against LA.