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n a season that has been unlike any other, it is fitting that this is all ending with a bang. Either it’s going to end Tuesday in a Game 6 that gives the long-suffering Dodgers fans their first World Series title in more than 30 years, or … we’re getting a Game 7. Either way, we win.
|Gm 1||Oct. 20||LAD 8, TB 3||Watch|
|Gm 2||Oct. 21||TB 6, LAD 4||Watch|
|Gm 3||Oct. 23||LAD 6, TB 2||Watch|
|Gm 4||Oct. 24||TB 8, LAD 7||Watch|
|Gm 5||Oct. 25||LAD 4, TB 2||Watch|
|Gm 6||Oct. 27||8 p.m.||TB @ LAD||FOX|
|Gm 7*||Oct. 28||8 p.m.||TB @ LAD||FOX|
Here’s a look at the top Game 6 storylines:
1. Are the Rays ever going to get a good start?
You can argue about the utility and importance of a “quality start” — pitching six innings or more and giving up three earned runs or fewer — but it’s fair to say that they have some value. Well, the Rays, a team that was meant to be led by the top three of their rotation, have had only one quality start this entire postseason: Tyler Glasnow in Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Blue Jays (6 IP, 2 ER, 8 K’s, 1 BB). It’s not that Tampa Bay should somehow push Blake Snell into the seventh inning in Game 6, but it sure would be nice for the Rays to have the starting pitching advantage at some point in this series. In theory, they should in this game … but it’s up to Snell to make it easier on them for once.
2. How much will the Dodgers push their bullpen?
The Dodgers’ whole pitching strategy in this Fall Classic is to throw Clayton Kershaw and Walker Buehler twice, Julio Urías once and then mix and match the other two games. One of those mix-and-match games is coming, it turns out, right when they’re trying to clinch a title. It’s not like the Dodgers’ bullpen has been shutting the Rays down: They have a 5.57 ERA for the Series. They should be fully rested after Monday’s off-day, and there certainly are a lot of relievers available, but this is Game 6 of the World Series: They need to start putting some zeros on the board.