Joe Buck Called Out the Astros' Cheating Against Clayton Kershaw

Joe Buck called out the Houston Astros' cheating against Clayton Kershaw.
Joe Buck called out the Houston Astros' cheating against Clayton Kershaw. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Joe Buck's commentary may not get a lot of love among baseball fans, but he certainly earned himself some good will during Game 5 of the World Series. With Clayton Kershaw on the mound, Buck reminisced about his past World Series performances.

This included directly calling out the Houston Astros' cheating from the 2017 season.

Kershaw has a reputation for postseason struggles, and a big part of that comes from a terrible outing in Game 5 against the Astros in 2017. As Buck remarks, the runs he gave up in those games come with a giant asterisk, since the Astros cheated to know what pitches were coming.

This year's World Series has been very different. He's pitched 11 2/3 innings against the Rays, giving up just 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 7 hits while striking out 14.

Kershaw has wins in both of his 2020 World Series starts, and his stellar play is a big part of why the Dodgers are one win away from being crowned champions.

It's amazing what playing against an opponent that follows the rules can do.

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