Brad Peacock’s outing is old-school baseball – Los Angeles Times

Former Santa Monica High and UCLA standout Tim Leary pitched 13 years in the big leagues and had his best season for the 1988 World Series-champion Dodgers, going 17-11 with a 2.91 ERA in 35 games.

The right-hander threw three scoreless innings in Game 1 of the 1988 series against Oakland and 32/3 one-run innings in Game 3. Now 58, Leary is serving as a guest analyst for the World Series with an assist from Times staff writer Mike DiGiovanna.

DiGiovanna: There were two divergent bullpen strategies, with the Dodgers using four relievers to match up in the final 22/3 innings and the Astros using one — Brad Peacock — to throw the final 32/3 innings. Any preference?

Leary: There aren’t many 11-out saves anymore. That was kind of old-school baseball right there. The guy is hot, you leave him in. It’s not a typical game in any way, shape or form, but this is baseball in 2017, and a lot of things have changed.


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