Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Twitter reacts to Yasiel Puig's monster Game 7 home run

Twitter reacts to Yasiel Puig's monster Game 7 home run

The prediction: In the moments after the Brewers lost Game 5 in L.A., manager Craig Counsell said, "We're going back home, to me, in a position of strength".

The Los Angeles Dodgers dispatched the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night to set up a historic World Series showdown with the Boston Red Sox. It will be the second straight season in the Fall Classic for the Dodgers, as they lost to the Houston Astros in seven games previous year.

Puig broke it open with his drive in the sixth. The three-time Cy Young Award victor, pitching on two days of rest after starting Game 5, finished off the Brewers by striking out Mike Moustakas in a flawless ninth.

The Brewers, meanwhile, were betting against Dodgers rookie pitcher Walker Buehler, who's struggled as a two-time starter this playoffs. Some blame could trace back to MVP front-runner Christian Yelich, who showed up with a first-inning home run in Game 7 but came into it hitting.167 (4 for 29) in the series.

Running at full speed to his left, Taylor extended his glove high in the air just as the ball settled into the mitt to end the inning.

In the second inning, a two-run homer from Cody Bellinger lifted the Dodgers to 2-1.

"Well, if anything, I give our guys a tremendous amount of credit for the openness they've shown to some different things that we have tried and thought to do to give ourselves a chance to win", Counsell said.

The Dodgers haven't won the World Series since 1988.

"I've been dreaming about this for just years", said Kestner. They face the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 on Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Puig's three-run shot off reliever Jeremy Jeffress quieted the breathless, screaming Brewers fans at Miller Park. "We never tire of the situation, and we just go out there and compete". You know what happened next - otherwise there wouldn't be a story about it. They've enjoyed it. And I think now they've owned it. It was Puig's first home run of the championship series. "There's going to be Dodgers fans in NY and Boston that are going to go to Fenway".

With the Dodgers through Hader - one could sense they were about to do more damage.

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