The Los Angeles Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the 2017 World Series with a fresh 3-1 win (box score) over the Houston Astros in Tuesday night’s arrangement opener. Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel both worked at a lightning fast pace and were secured a pitchers’ duel into the late innings. Each of the four keeps running in Game 1 scored on grand slams.Here are eight things to think about Game 1.Baseball-Reference.com says Game 1 was the main ball game outside of Arizona with a first pitcher temperature of 103 or more degrees since 2012, when the Rangers and Angels played in 105-degree warm in Arlington.Keuchel’s first profession World Series contribute came about a grand slam. Chris Taylor gave the Dodgers a fast 1-0 lead with a long grand slam to left field on Keuchel’s first pitch of Game 1. Astros vs Dodgers Live Stream
The ball landed more than most of the way up the cheap seats, 447 feet far from home plate, as indicated by Statcast.These days essentially every pitcher is grand slam inclined, and that incorporates super-experts like Kershaw. He permitted a grand slam for the ninth continuous begin in Game 1, effortlessly the longest such dash of his profession. Preceding this season he’d never permitted a grand slam in more than four back to back begins. Alex Bregman took Kershaw somewhere down in the fourth inning Tuesday.Kershaw has now permitted seven grand slams in four begins and 24 1/3 innings this postseason, which is a terrible parcel. He permitted eight homers in 149 customary season innings in 2016.
With respect to Bregman, it’s been quite a while since an American League player this youthful dove deep in the World Series.No group struck out less frequently than the Astros amid the general season. Their 17.3 percent strikeout rate was effectively the most minimal in baseball, more than a full rate point lower than the group with the second least strikeout rate (Indians at 18.5 percent). Astros vs Dodgers Live Stream
You would not have possessed the capacity to tell the Astros has the 2017’s least strikeout rate in Game 1. Kershaw fanned 11 players in his seven innings. Here is his last pitching line: