Tuesday, October 24, 2017

World Series Game One Preview: Houston Astros @ Los Angeles Dodgers

As much as it hurts me to write this article I feel compelled to do so anyway, it’s the World Series after all. The World Series is what every team works towards every single season and despite my team, the New York Yankees, not being there I don’t want to take away from the accomplishments that the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros were able to achieve here in 2017. So here we are in sunny Los Angeles for Game One of the 2017 World Series. In the opener the Dodgers will send, who else, Clayton Kershaw to the mound to square off with lefty Dallas Keuchel for the Astros. What a pitching matchup, huh? Let’s preview the game!

Keuchel has been dominant this postseason and throughout his short postseason career with the Astros beginning with that 2015 AL Wild Card Game against the New York Yankees. Keuchel owns a career postseason ERA of 1.78 in five starts including two starts against the Yankees in the ALCS where the left allowed four runs in 11.1 innings pitched. This will be the first trip to the World Series in Keuchel’s young career.

Kershaw will pitch tonight for the Dodgers also making his first ever career World Series start. Kershaw will be pitching on regular rest after dominating the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Kershaw hasn’t been as dominant as Keuchel has been but his 3.63 ERA in 17.1 innings pitched this postseason are nothing to shake a stick at either.

The game will be played at 8:00 pm ET inside Dodger Stadium and can be seen on FOX. This is the World Series, how much more do I really have to say here/ Enjoy the games and the series, I personally won’t be watching much, if at all. It hurts too bad. Have a great day everyone. 

1 comment:

  1. Here's hoping that Justin Turner, Cody Bellinger and/or Yasiel Puig go yard on Keuchel! Go Dodgers!


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