The Dodgers defeated the Astros on Tuesday with a final score of 3-1, and this series is headed to a Game 7. As unbelievable as it is, it should have been expected. These are the two best teams in baseball, and this series has proven just that.
After the game, Rich Hill, Dave Roberts, and other players caught up with the media. Below are some of the highlights!
Yuli Gurriel was booed tremendously for every at-bat on Tuesday, but in his first one Rich Hill can be seen taking his time walking around the mound. Here is what he had to say after the game about why he chose to do that:
That’s a subject that is disheartening. And I think it’s something that, unfortunately I don’t think the punishment really fit the action. And I think rightfully so the fans spoke out and understood what was going on so gave them their time to voice their opinion.
The loudest boos of the World Series for Yuli Gurriel at Dodger Stadium. pic.twitter.com/HndrsCfNgQ
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) November 1, 2017
Dave Roberts on his decision to pull Rich Hill out early and go with Brandon Morrow:
I just felt that obviously Rich came out and threw the ball really well and matched Verlander pitch for pitch. Really was outstanding… For me, I just felt that with Verlander on the mound that was going to be the game. So a guy that we’ve trusted all year long in that spot. I felt that you have to use that bullet in Brandon Morrow. I’ve believed in him all year long and he came through in the biggest spot in the season.
Joc Pederson on how being demoted in the regular season affected him and how the team was able to win on Tuesday:
The emotions run high. You kind of black out in a situation like that so I’m going to have to re-watch it to see what I did.
It’s never fun being, or I guess it was my first time being demoted. But the league showed me a lot, stuff I need to work on. It was very humbling and I needed to go learn how to hit, basically. I still got a lot of work to do but it’s encouraging to see some of the process and all of the hard work turn into some results in the game.
I think we won because we have 25 guys all pulling on the same string. We all have each others’ backs… We stick together and we find a way to produce runs and our bullpen shut ’em down. It’s a group effort.
Chris Taylor on what he was trying to do in his at-bat in the 6th and his journey to where he is at today:
I was just focused on staying short and finding a way to put the ball in play.
It’s been awesome. I really haven’t had time to reflect on it. I’ve been so focused on playing baseball. I’m sure once it’s all said and done after tomorrow it’ll all sink in. But so far it’s just been and unbelievable season playing with these guys. This is a special group we got so I’m just happy to be apart of it.
Clayton Kershaw will be available for Game 7 and he was asked how much he has to give. If his response below doesn’t pump you up I don’t know what will!
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) November 1, 2017
The Dodgers and the Astros will play Game 7 at 5:20 p.m. PT on Wednesday. What are your predictions? Let us know in the comments below!
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