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Morning Mound Visit: Dodgers, Astros stage comebacks

Bellinger homered; Castro got a second chance; This is all taking a very long time

Championship Series - Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Three Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Eric Stephen | True Blue LA: The Dodgers entered the bottom of the eighth trailing 5-2 and staring a 3-0 NLCS deficit in the face. Then Cody Bellinger tied it up with a three-run homer, and Mookie Betts gave Los Angeles the lead.

William Metzger | Crawfish Boxes: The Red Sox held on to a 2-1 lead into the eighth inning when Jose Altuve tied it up with a solo home run. With two outs and the Astros threatening in the ninth, Nathan Eovaldi appeared to strike out Jason Castro on a high curveball, but he didn’t get the call. Castro eventually gave the Astros the lead, and yadda, yadda, yadda, the Astros won 9-2.

Robert Arthur | Baseball Prospectus $: If it seems like games have been longer this postseason it’s because they are. The 2021 postseason has seen the fewest pitches per minute ever, resulting in a glut of four-hour, nine-inning games.

Quick Hits

Pitch 3 is the curveball to Castro that could have been called a strike.

Baseball Savant

Here’s the pitch that Cody Bellinger hit for a home run.

Baseball Savant

This season has radicalized me toward Robo Umps.