JML Update, LCS Edition (Games of October 17, 2018)

Posted on: October 18th, 2018 by Ron Kaplan

It took a circus catch by Andrew Benintendi to prevent Alex Bregman from being a hero once again for the Houston Astros.

The home team had the bases load with two out in the ninth and trailing the visiting Boston Red Sox, 8-6. If the ball drops, two runs would have scored, and if it got by Benintendi, the game would have been over. As it was, the Sox took a three-games-one advantage with the victory.

Perhaps it’s because he’s been so selective at the plate (11 walks in the post-season), but the Astros moved Bergman into the lead-off spot where he went 0-for-5.

Ian Kinsler appeared as a defensive replacement for the Sox in the ninth.

The fifth game takes place tonight.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers took a 3-2 lead over the visiting Milwaukee Brewers with a 5-2 win. Joc Pederson came on as a defensive replacement in the fourth inning and was 1-for-2 over the rest of the game.

Ryan Braun was 0-for-3 with a walk for the Brewers.

Game Six will have to wait for the teams to return to Miller Park tomorrow.


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