For the New York Yankees, the season is over, and are looking at how to improve the team for the 2021 season. But MLB is still operating, just a day after the Tampa Bay Rays were victorious over the Houston Astros, the Los Angeles Dodger won a game seven over the Atlanta Braves 4-3, advancing them to the World Series. For the first time ever the Tampa Bay Rays will meet the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The World Series will have a limited number of fans rooting for their team in the stands.
The Dodgers won the NLDS over the San Diego Padres to advance to the NLCS to take on the Atlanta Braves. With the Dodgers win yesterday, they will face the Tampa Bay Rays, that beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS. The Yankees previous to facing the Rays, had swept the Cleveland Indians in the Wild Card round. For the Rays, it will be the first time since 2008 that they advanced. For Los Angeles, they have not won a World Series since 1988.
The game yesterday, featured two starting pitchers, both under the age of 24. It was the first time two pitchers that young started an NLCS game seven. Ian Anderson was 22 and Dustin May just 23. Los Angeles was down three games to one in the series and came back to tie the series, and force a dramatic game seven. Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts starred in the game. Betts made a wild climb the wall catch to save a run, and Cody Bellinger scored the winning run with his homer in the seventh inning.
Bellinger met Hernandez at home plate and took off for the dugout. In celebration of the go-ahead run, upon returning to the dugout after the 400-foot blast, he gave teammate Kiké Hernandez a forearm bash, after which Bellinger could be seen wincing in pain. He dislocated his shoulder USA Today reports Bellinger quickly went back to the training room to pop the shoulder in place.
Anderson for the Braves went three innings, giving up two earned runs. May only pitched the first inning for the Dodgers, giving up a run. The game featured only 13 hits between the two teams, and only one player got two hits, that was Mookie Betts of the Dodgers. The NLCS MVP was the Dodgers Corey, who hit .310 in the series with five home runs and eleven RBI’s. The Game 7 winner was Julio Urias who pitched the last three innings for the the Dodgers, the losing pitcher was Chris Martin.
The first game of the World Series will be on Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas. Game time will be 8:09 pm EDT. The series will be broadcast on the Fox Network nationwide. Both of these teams are highly energized after their Championship wins. The Dodgers in game seven, left ten men on base. They will have their hands full with the Rays who are known for manufacturing runs. It should be a very exciting World Series.