TOP OF SEVENTH: Bogaerts lined to center. Moreland struck out looking. Pedro Baez is up in the Dodger bullpen. Martinez struck out swinging. Walker Buehler has limited the mighty Red Sox offense to two hits in seven innings. DODGERS 1, RED SOX 0.
TOP OF SIXTH: Vazquez grounded to second. Blake Swihart, batting for Rodriguez, grounded to third. Betts struck out looking. Buehler has make 93 pitches through six innings. How long will Dave Roberts let him go? DODGERS 1, RED SOX 0.
BOTTOM OF FIFTH: Grandal singled to right. Taylor flied to center. Buehler struck out by bunting foul on strike two. That’s it for Porcello, with left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez coming in to pitch to the left-handed hitting Pederson, who struck out swinging. DODGERS 1, RED SOX 0.
TOP OF FOURTH: Bogaerts grounded to short. Moreland flied to left. Martinez struck out looking. Buehler has made 68 pitches through four innings, striking out four and giving up two hits. DODGERS 1, RED SOX 0.
Bare-chested, with his goatee dyed blue and a blue margarita clutched in his hand and staining his tongue, Fernando Vera had goosebumps dotting his arms as he described his love for the Dodgers during Game 3 of the World Series.
“I was born and raised in L.A.,” he said, with pride in his voice. “This is what I grew up with. This is what I live for.”
The goatee, he wears blue 365 days a year, making his body a testament to his Dodgers loyalty. He’s been doing it for years. He used to use spray-on dye, but since it made the bathroom too messy, he went all in and went for permanent blue.