Stud: Andrew Heaney
Most Rangers fans (myself included) didn't have high hopes for Heaney when he was announced as the Game 4 starting pitcher for Texas.
After all, Heaney hadn't started in nearly two weeks, probably because his last start was nothing short of disastrous. He didn't make it out of the first inning against the Houston Astros during Game 4 of the ALCS, yielding 4 hits and 3 runs while recording just 2 outs before getting yanked.
The Rangers lost that game 10-3, and there was a fear that something similar might happen on Tuesday. Heaney had only pitched twice since that ugly showing, both in extremely low-leverage situations. How would he fare on the road in his first World Series start?
Pretty great, actually. The veteran lefty completed 5 frames and didn't allow a run until the fourth, by which point the game was already well in hand. It didn't hurt that he had tons of run support, but even if he didn't he still pitched plenty good enough.
Heaney wasn't dominant, but he got 7 of his 15 outs on the ground and limited his mistakes, which is all you can really ask for.