Morning Briefing: ‘Stros One Win Away!

Tonight is another travel day as the World Series is heading back to Chavez Ravine for another fun and promising Game 6. It’s going to be hard to top Game 5 though!

Clayton Kershaw set the record for most home runs allowed in a single postseason according to Baseball Reference.

The game looked like it would swing in the Dodgers favor with their ace on the hill. They jumped out to an early lead and Kershaw looked like he had it in cruise control but endured a four run fourth to allow Houston to tie the game.

The Dodgers answered with a Cody Bellinger three-run homer but Jose Altuve hit a three-run bomb of his own to tie up the game once again. They were tied until George Springer misplayed a ball in center that turned into an RBI triple for Bellinger.

Was that the decisive blow for the Dodgers? Of course not. Springer tied the game back up with a solo shot to make it eight all in bottom of the seventh, followed by a Altuve double to give the ‘Stros a 9-8 lead. Carlos Correa then launched a two-run shot to give the team 11 runs on the evening and some breathing room.

After Brian McCann hit a home run to give the Astros another insurance run, the Dodgers tied the game up at 12 in the ninth, but in the bottom half of the 10th, Houston scraped out a 13-12 victory.

WHAT A GAME!

Latest Managerial News

The Nationals have hired Dave Martinez as their next manager according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post. Washington will likely announce the move after the World Series.

The Phillies will likely hire Gabe Kapler to be their next manager according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports.

Latest Mets News

Kevin Long is still the Mets hitting coach and is under contract until Oct. 31. Sandy Alderson said the Mets would like to keep him, but with someone like the Yankees still looking for a skipper, Long figures to be appealing.

Latest NL East News

Jorge Castillo and Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post write about the impact of having Dave Martinez as the Nationals manager.

Dan Grenlee has left the Yankees for the Marlins according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. Gary Denbo had done the same prior to him.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Ben Cherington is a candidate for the Braves GM job.

Matt Gelb of Philly.com writes about the hiring of Gabe Kapler.

Latest on MMO

John Jackson writes about the best tools across the Mets farm system.

This Day in Mets History

2015: The Mets win the first ever World Series game at Citi Field. David Wright had 4 RBI and Noah Syndergaard was solid over six innings.

Birthdays: Anderson Hernandez turns 35, Mike Jacobs turns 37, Marco Scutaro turns 42.

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I became a Mets fan in the 2008 season. Since the Alderson regime, I've embraced saber-metrics and advanced stats to back up my eye tests.