Max Muncy's heroics may have saved the Dodgers' season.
The Boston Red Sox weren't about to concede victory without a fight. When Max Muncy swatted a 3-2 pitch from Red Sox reliever Nathan Eovaldi inches over the fence in left field for a series-saving home run, the Dodgers and Red Sox had already played for 7 hours and 20 minutes, totaling 18 innings of play. The Dodgers weren't on the brink of elimination going into Game 3, but had they succumbed to 0-3 their shot at winning the World Series would have all but evaporated. No Major League Baseball team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit to win the World Series.
Muncy's teammates were speechless after witnessing his heroics. "I don't really know what to say," Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger said. "I'm just glad Muncy hit the home run so we can go home and get some sleep."
Max Muncy's heroics in Game 3 continue the narrative of his unexpected shot to stardom this season. The first baseman began the year as a depth option on the Dodgers' Triple-A farm club but soon forced his way into the big leagues, ending the regular season with a team-leading 35 homers, much like the one he struck overnight.
The Los Angeles Dodgers can even the series with a win tonight in Game 4.