Posted at 2:02 AM on October 26, 2005
by Josh Lee
Both the White Sox and the Astros got to the World Series on the backs of their starting rotations, but in a 14-inning game filled with questionable baserunning decisions and forehead-slapping errors, your starting rotation doesn't mean a lot. And so Game 3 came down to a guy from the end of Chicago's bench (Geoff Blum) facing a guy from the bottom of Houston's bullpen (Eziquel Astacio). Astacio blinked, and Blum hit a go-ahead homer to right, giving the Sox the lead in what would turn out to be a 7-5 win.
Although Chicago has a commanding 3-0 series lead at this point, it's already been a more entertaining series than last year's, which was pretty much over after Game 1. Every match between the White Sox and the Astros has been a big question mark, with leads switching back and forth and fans left with no idea of what's going to happen at any given moment. If I actually cared about either of these teams, the suspense would be killing me. As it is, the only really rough part about watching is the staying up late.