Satire~ Last night in game 3 of the World Series, the Boston Red Sox suffered a brutal 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers after a walk off home run by Max Muncey in the 18th inning.
Over the course of the 7 hour and 20 minute game, the Red Sox we’re forced to utilize 9 pitchers, including a heroic 6 inning “relief” appearance by Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi, who was originally pegged to start game 4 of the series tonight, is obviously now unavailable after throwing close to 100 pitches.
This leaves the Red Sox scrambling to find a starting pitcher for tonight’s matchup.
While there are two clear options in Edguardo Rodriguez and Drew Pomeranz, manager Alex Cora has decided to take a less conventional approach in choosing a starting pitcher for tonight’s game.
According to a source, Cora has opted to hold an open tryout this afternoon for any Red Sox fans in the Los Angeles area who may be able to provide their pitching services for tonight’s decisive game 4.
The source relayed to me that Cora prefers to keep Drew Pomeranz at least 50 feet away from a pitcher’s mound at all time, though Cora did reiterated that the left handed pitcher has been invaluable in fetching sunflower seeds and water for player and coaching staff throughout the series.
In regards to Rodriguez, Cora stated that he likes to keep E-Rod on a strict 10 pitch limit, as Cora feels that it would be extremely difficult for Rodriguez for screw up the game too badly if only given 10 pitches to throw.
So if you happen to be in the Los Angeles area, be sure to head down to Dodger Stadium to flash your best stuff.