At 7 hours 20 minutes, it was the longest game in MLB postseason history and it was won by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Assuming you were one of the lucky people who managed to keep your eyes open until the game finally ended in the bottom of the 18th inning at 3:29 a.m on the east coast. Never been happier to live in California and the Pacific time zone. The fans that were patient enough saw Max Muncy, the Dodgers’ first baseman (former Oakland Athletic), blast Eovaldi’s last pitch over the left field wall for the game-winning run. As a result, the Red Sox now lead the best-of-seven series by a 2-1 margin. The two sides will play again in Los Angeles on Saturday
The Red Sox bullpen started its long night in the fifth, when Rick Porcello left after 4 2/3 innings. Porcello had allowed 1 run at that point, but the Dodgers wouldn't add to their total in the frame. Eovaldi gave up a run in the 13th and then another in the 18th, but the Red Sox bullpen essentially threw a shutout if you think about it.
As for LA, Walker Buehler threw seven innings, permitting two hits and 1 run. If not for closer Kenley Jansen blowing the save to Jackie Bradley Jr.
The Red Sox and Dodgers will play Game 4 on Saturday night. Nathan Eovaldi was scheduled to take on Rich Hill. Eovaldi pitched in Game 3 meaning Edgar Rodriguez is likely to get the start instead. Rodriguez pitched 1/3 of an inning in Game 3, coming on for starter Rick Porcello with two outs in the fifth inning and striking out Joc Pederson. Entering Game 4 of the World Series, the overriding question has to be which team has more left in the tank after the marathon that was game 3. Dodgers have the momentum after being 1 out away from being down 3-0 and game 4 looks to be a chance to really turn this series around.