Buehler Crowned World Series Champion

The right-hander registered a quality start in Game 3 of the World Series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Vanderbilt standout Walker Buehler was crowned as a World Series Champion, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays in the Fall Classic.

The Dodgers took down the Rays across six games, winning the series, 4-2.

With the series knotted at one game apiece, the Dodgers turned to Buehler for the start in Game 3, who turned in a spectacular performance. The right-hander worked 6.0 innings of one-run baseball, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out 10 batters.

Buehler became the first pitcher in World Series history to record double-digit strikeouts in no more than 6.0 innings pitched. Additionally, he became the first pitcher since Clayton Kershaw (Game 1, 2017) to post a start with 10+ strikeouts and no more than one run allowed in the World Series.

Seven former Commodores were named to opening postseason rosters, marking the most of any school. Additionally, Vanderbilt had 25 connections in the MLB playoffs between players and staff.