As expected, Game 1 of the 2017 World Series was dominated by pitching. Starters Clayton Kershaw (7IP) and Dallas Keuchel (6.2IP) put on quite the show for baseball fans, outside of giving up a few home runs. Clayton Kershaw even made history, becoming the first pitcher in World Series history to have 10+ strikeouts, no walks, and give up no more than three hits.
However, Clayton Kershaw did something else on Tuesday that Dodger fans probably appreciated even more. In the top of the fifth inning, Clayton Kershaw switched up his delivery and notched his ninth strikeout of the night. Who was the victim? Dodger fans’ favorite Astros player, Josh Reddick!
In Josh Reddick’s defense, that was an absolutely amazing delivery and pitch from Clayton Kershaw. However, the fact that Josh Reddick was on the other end of it makes it that much sweeter.
In case you didn’t hear, Josh Reddick called out the Dodgers fan base after the Game 7 of the ALCS. He expressed his displeasure with how he was treated by the home crowd in Los Angeles and said that he wanted to face the Dodgers in the World Series because of it.
Rest assured, Dodger fans didn’t let Clayton Kershaw take on Josh Reddick alone. When the lineups were announced before Game 1, Josh Reddick was rained down upon with boos from the crowd.
This crowd is giving Josh Reddick the business.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) October 25, 2017
The Dodgers will face the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday at 5:09 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium. If you’re not able to watch the game on television or in person, be sure to follow us on Twitter at @DodgersNation for play-by-play!
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