The Tampa Bay Rays came back in dramatic fashion to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the World Series. The win ties the series at 2-2 and it could not have been a more exciting game. For the most part, the Dodgers have been in control of the series. They had a one-game lead and were one out, one strike away from a 3-1 lead. But the Rays have been a team that does not quit. This game four showed exactly the type of team they are.
I don’t care if you are a fan of baseball or not. This was a game for sports fans. This game had it all from, I can only compare it to a prizefight. Each time a team would strike and hit the other team, the same would be done next at-bat. At one point there was at least one run scored in eight straight half innings. Two teams, each not wanting to give an inch and in their own way battle back.
Take the Dodgers, a team that when down with two outs they come alive. The Dodgers’ offense in this series has an OPS of .906, which means they’re hitting in any context. With two outs, however, that figure has increased to a fairly absurd 1.192. Sixteen of the Dodgers’ 25 RBI in this series have also come with two out. Yes, 16 of the 25. Gane four was no different as Justin Turner homered off Ryan Yarbrough in the first with, you guessed it, two outs. You knew at that point it was going to be a long game. It happened again and again in this game.
Side note, that was Turners 12th career postseason home run. A new franchise record. He is just one of many players on both sides having record-breaking postseason. The Rays rookie outfielder Randy Arozarena has been a record machine as he hit his ninth home run in the game. He also had a record for most hits in a postseason game by a rookie in game three. The guy is batting unconscious right now. He had the incredible walk in the ninth keeping the game alive and coming around to score the winning run later.
This was one of the most exciting games all the way to the end. I would expect this series to go this way through all the remaining games. These are the two teams we had at the top of our power rankings and for good reason. They both want to win and will do whatever it takes to get there. There were many heroes in this game from both teams. Expect more of the same tonight.
Game five is set for today 8:08 PM on Fox. A must watch for any sports fan.