Would it be enough? In both of his first two playoff starts, Hill was taken out before 80 pitches in spite of pitching well. "Anybody can win a game at any time".
King of the Hill, he is.
"Everybody has so much confidence in everybody else that you're not worried about giving up the ball", Morrow said earlier this week.
And on Tuesday, it gave Stafford - who like Kershaw is the highest-paid player at his position in his sport - a chance to sit back and watch.
But there was more. Tony Cingrani then took over and kept it a two-run game.
Kate admitted she wasn't enjoying the wedding planning process in an interview with Extra in August and revealed the couple were yet to set a date. Justin Verlander, Houston's Game 2 starter, referred to it as an "instant classic".
Jansen gave up a solo home run to Marwin Gonzalez to start the ninth inning, which tied the game at 3-3 and gave the righty just his second blown save of the year.
"That's the craziest game that I've ever played in", he said, "and it's only Game 2".
The teams' combined eight home runs were the most ever in a single World Series game. Yasiel Puig manufactured his second postseason home run off of Giles and carefully laid his bat on the ground before jogging around the bases.
The Dodgers weren't going to win this game on pitching alone. The army of arms that manager Dave Roberts has used extensively this postseason came into the series with a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 23.
Houston has not lost at home yet during the postseason, but once they leave Minute Maid Park, it is a different story. Although his performance on the stat sheet is less than desired in the ALCS against the New York Yankees, he still has done numerous things to keep this team afloat. "It's a very good ballclub over there". Charlie Culberson hit a home run in the 11th.
Then, the Astros woke up.
Verlander is the definition of an old-school pitcher. It allows them set games up in a more deliberate way. It did. George Springer hit a two run home run the other way to give the Astros a 7-5 lead. "He was throwing it great".
The Dodgers' bullpen led the NL with a 3.38 ERA this season. The Dodgers have not won it all since 1988, a span of 29 years, while Houston has never been the last team standing.
With two outs in the fifth, Verlander made a mistake, hanging an 88-mph slider that Pederson lifted over the right field fence, sending the Dodgers into a huge celebration: "We scored off Verlander!"
Inside, Gaga sat next to player turned baseball executive Joe Torre, who she later posted a photo with on Twitter. Verlander also thought a little superstition helped in clinching the victory. Until then, let's talk about the big takeaways from Game 2. Celebrities in the sellout crowd of 54,293 included golfers Tiger Woods and Fred Couples, and former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.
We are appreciative to Garvey for coming up with the phrase "Millennial baseball", though.