Game 2 of the 2017 World Series will be talked about for years to come. The back-and-forth finally ended after eleven innings of October baseball, with the Astros coming out on top 7-6. However, the Dodgers were close to pushing the game into the twelfth inning.
With two outs in the bottom of the eleventh inning, Charlie Culberson came up to bat and hit a solo home run over the left field wall. It was absolutely remarkable, and a testament to these Dodgers not going down without a fight.
Check out the video of Culberson hitting his home run and celebrating as he rounds the bases below!
After the game, Astros’ starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel had something to say about the way that Charlie Culberson celebrated his home run. A home run that was hit in the World Series. A home run that was hit in the bottom of the eleventh inning of the World Series. A home run that was hit with two outs in the bottom of the eleventh inning of the World Series. A home run that… Do you get that point? Well, I guess the moment just was not big enough for Dallas Keuchel.
Dallas Keuchel: "Culberson acted like he won the World Series."
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 26, 2017
Charlie Culberson’s home run put the Dodgers within one run of tying the game and keeping Los Angeles’ Game 2 hopes alive. On top of that, Culberson commented after the game and noted that he knew the score and was just pointing to his family in the stands.
However, that wasn’t the end of Keuchel’s comments after Game 2 of the World Series. He went on to essentially accuse Major League Baseball of juicing the balls to “put on a show” for the fans.
"I think the balls are juiced, 100%," Dallas Keuchel said. "Major League Baseball wants to put on a show." 8 HR tonight=World Series record.
— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 26, 2017
As noted above, the eight home runs on Wednesday is a World Series record. The Major League Baseball record for most home runs in a single season, set back in 2000 at 5,693 home runs, was broken this year with 6,105 home runs. There was also 1.26 home runs allowed per game this year, which is also a Major League Baseball record.
This statement by Keuchel is nothing new or ground-breaking. Here is what Commissioner Manfred had to say about the rising number of home runs in Major League Baseball back in mid-September:
I think it’s clear that Dallas Keuchel’s comments on Charlie Culberson are pretty uncalled for, especially when you look out how his teammates were celebrating their home runs. However, what do you think about the “home run problem” in Major League Baseball? Let us know in the comments below!
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