MLB News: The Ray’s Glasnow allows six runs in Dodgers win in Game 1 (videos)

Tyler Glasnow won over the New York Yankees, but the Los Angles Dodgers took him for six runs in Game 1 of the MLB 2020 World Series. On a beautiflul night in Arlington, Texas the Tampa Bay Rays and the Dodgers took to the field to play the first game of the seven game Fall Classic. The first three innings of the game were uneventful and both pitchers put down their opponents.

Tyler Glasnow first faced trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning. With Muncy on base, Cody Bellinger hit a homer to right center, scoring Muncy for the Los Angeles lead. The Tampa Bay Rays got a run back when Kevin Kiermaier homered to right field in the top of fifth inning.

The bottom of the fifth was a nightmare for Glasnow and the Rays, as the game got out of reach. Glasnow allowed four Dodger runs in the fifth inning, and Ray’s reliever Yarbourgh couldn’t prevent two more runs, left on base by Glasnow from scoring. Meanwhile, the Dodger’s starter Clayton Kershaw sat for nearly 30 minutes. But that didn’t stop him as he pitched a scoreless top of the sixth inning.

Mookie Betts waited until the bottom of the frame to hit his first home run of the postseason, a long one to left field. Fleming in for Yarborough, struggled as he allowed two balls to the wall for the Dodgers 8-1 lead. Devin Floro took over for Kershaw in the seventh inning. Ji-Man Choi, with two on, pitch hit for the Rays causing a pitching change as the Dodgers went to Victor Gonzalez as Rays countered with Mike Brosseau, the ALDS hero. Brosseau singled, allowing another Rays run for the Dodgers 8-2 lead. Kiermaier, who got the home run against Kershaw, singled, driving in another Ray’s tun. Gonzalez got out of the inning with a comebacker double play, Dodgers 8 Tampa Bay 3. Clayton Kershaw got the win and Tyler Glasnow the loss.

Tampa Bay didn’t seem to have it altogether like they did in the ALCS. The Los Angeles Dodger’s Clayton Kershaw showed off for the Dodgers being dominant, allowing only two  hits and one earned run. Previously he had to deal with near-constant criticism about his postseason track record, he delivered six innings of one-run ball. He struck out eight batters and allowed two hits and a walk wiping away any criticism of his performance. Meanwhile Tyler Glasnow struggled throwing 112 pitches before the fifth inning. That the most pitches thrown in so few innings in postseason history, since they were tracked in 1988.

Mookie Betts did it all in the game, he scored two runs one from his homer in the sixth innings. He became the first player in World Series history with 2+ steals, a homer, and 2+ runs in a single game! But the real hero of the game was Cody Bellinger. He homered and made a fantastic over the wall catch to prevent an Austin Meadows home run.

The best of seven MLB series will continue tonight in Arlington at Globe Life Field at 8:08 pm. Tony Gonsolin of the Dodgers will face Blake Snell of the Ray. Both teams will then have a day off on Thursday as they revert back to the Rays having home field advantage for the next three games at the same Globe Life Park. A game six and seven if needed will be on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  For MLB the bubble in the postseason has been very successful, not a single players has come down with the coronavirus.

MLB News: Braves ousted by LA, it’s a Dodger Rays World Series

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.