“One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” Starting pitcher Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the Boston Red Sox on Friday during the second inning in Game 3 of the World Series in Los Angeles. He threw more than 20 pitches faster than 98 mph in the first three innings.

“One of God’s own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.” Starting pitcher Walker Buehler of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws against the Boston Red Sox on Friday during the second inning in Game 3 of the World Series in Los Angeles. He threw more than 20 pitches faster than 98 mph in the first three innings.