The World Series is delivering an instant Fall Classic
The GIST: The most improbable Fall Classic in years more than exceeded expectations over the weekend, serving up walk-off heroics, offensive outbursts, and even free tacos for all. And that’s just the beginning, with the 1-1 series shifting venues for Games 3, 4, and 5.
Games 1 and 2 recap: It took 11 innings, but the Texas Rangers claimed Game 1 6–5 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday, tying things up in the bottom of the ninth behind a no-doubter home run from shortstop Corey Seager, before outfielder Adolis “him” García blasted a walk-off dinger in the 11th, his sixth home run in five games. Beyond en fuego.
- Come Saturday, however, it was all about the Snakes. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly didn’t let anything distract him from quelling Texas’ hot bats while the D-Backs offense brought the bite, belting 16 hits in their 9–1 Game 2 win.
Games 3 and 4 preview: Now it’s off to Arizona for a tale of two hurlers — veteran Max Scherzer for the Rangers and D-Backs rookie Brandon Pfaadt — tonight at 8:03 p.m. ET. Scherzer has experience on his side, but has been shaky since recently returning from injury, while 25-year-old Pfaadt has impressed so far in October.
- Plus, tonight’s game is extra crucial, with both squads likely turning to their bullpens for tomorrow’s 8:03 p.m. ET Game 4. It’s truly anyone’s ball game.