What a difference a week makes.
Tonight, when the Dodgers and Astros run on to the field for Game 6 of the World Series, temperatures at the ballpark are expected to be around 67 degrees and stay in the high to mid-60s throughout the game, even if the contest flows deep into the night as Game 5 did in Houston two nights ago.
That’s a 36-degree difference from the series opener Oct. 24, when first pitch temps rose to 103 on the thermometer, establishing a new record for the warmest game in the history of the Fall Classic.
Will the temperature change make a difference in the action on the field? Dodgers’ third baseman Justin Turner thinks so.
“I will say that you might see a little bit different game here tomorrow night, a little bit different weather,” Turner said Monday. “It’s going to be a lot cooler here than it was for the first two games, and it might be a different ballgame than you’ve seen in the first five games.”
Houston leads the series, 3-2, and can clinch its first World Series title with a win tonight. Justin Verlander starts for the ‘Stros, while Rich Hill takes the mound for L.A.
If the Dodgers win tonight and force a Game 7 Wednesday night in their ballpark, you can expect more of the same weather-wise.