Beleaguered bullpens for Astros, Dodgers in World Series

HOUSTON (AP) — Nobody needs a day off in this World Series more than those run-down relievers.
Brandon Morrow has pitched in all five games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He had never pitched three straight days before talking himself into a wild Game 5, then allowed a tying home run on his first pitch. He left without getting an out and the Houston Astros suddenly ahead by three runs.
Morrow has given up three home runs in the postseason after not allowing any in 45 regular-season appearances.
“It’s not just the amount of games you play, but emotional investment and the incredible focus that everybody has,” he said. “It wears on you mentally, and that kind of mental focus kind of wears on you physically. So yeah, it’s a grind.

Original published: 2017-10-30 06:11:15 Read the full Houston News here

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