Oct 06 2017
This time it counts. Boston opens its best-of-five ALDS at Houston on Thursday with a lot of familiar names to anyone who's hung around Haley Toyota Field for Salem Red Sox games the past few years. They need to fulfill the prophecy.
Coincidence of the night: The past two three-homer games in postseason came in games started by Justin Verlander.
The Red Sox responded to last October's disappointment by trading for ace lefty Chris Sale. However, Houston did win one of those games by a huge 10 point margin, and the cumulative score across the seven games was 35-22 to the Astros.
So far, the results have been eye-popping: 13 strikeouts, two walks, and just three hits allowed over 8.2 scoreless innings.
Now in possession of a 1-0 series lead, the Astros will attempt to double their advantage Friday when they hand the ball over to 2015 Cy Young Award victor Dallas Keuchel.
When the Boston Red Sox signed former Cy Young Award-winning pitcher David Price to a $217 million contract in late 2015, they didn't envision him as a reliever. The MLB Playoff Odds for the game have the Astros favored to pick up the win here.
So, there you have it, my thoughts on what the Red Sox ALDS rotation will look like for the rest of the series after games 1 and 2.
An MLB Network spokesman said the network is available on the following providers in the Red Sox' "home TV territory": Cablevision (Optimum), Charter Spectrum, Comcast (Xfinity), Cox, DirecTV, DirecTV Now, Dish, Frontier, Norwood Light Broadband, PlayStation Vue, RCN, and Verizon FiOS. He has made 180 major league starts but has never started a postseason game. The lone exception was catcher Christian Vazquez, and we're still only talking five home runs and a below-average.735 OPS. To get there, they first have to defeat Boston. True to his career trends, his ERA rose in August and September, and he did allow 24 home runs on the year. (Jackie) Bradley can hit homers. The first one he threw to Alex Bregman, the second hitter Sale faced, was promptly lined out of the ballpark. The Red Sox were near the bottom of the rankings with 168 homers (#27) but speed was a weapon with 106 stolen bases to rank number six. A 2-run double and a RBI single will make Bogaerts the MVP of this game.
The Red Sox bring on Rick Porcello to take over on the mound. Altuve, Correa and Springer are better players than just about every player on every other team in the majors.
"I know he gets scrutinized at times, but he really stepped up for us here down the stretch", team president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. The Astros hit a couple long balls and win 4-2. Houston won three of those four games at Fenway park, with one of those wins being a huge 12-2. The Red Sox won 93 games despite finishing last in the AL in homers, watching defending Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello lose 17 games, missing Price for nearly the entire season, and getting giant steps back from virtually everyone on offense. That's unlikely. But the offense should hit the ball an bad lot, and it should definitely be a fun series for Astros fans to watch.
Oct 06 2017
Indians up 1 run against Yankees after two innings
On Wednesday, the Yankees announced Gray will be on the mound at Progressive Field, while CC Sabathia will start game two. In the nation's capital, the Washington Nationals are entering the playoffs years of failed expectations on their backs.
Oct 05 2017
Backs Will Play In 1st Postseason Game In 6 Years Tonight
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Oct 04 2017
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During his remarks, Northam said , "We as a society need to stand up and say it is time to take action against gun violence". White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the commander-in-chief wouldn't be discussing policy any time soon.
Oct 04 2017
Walmart accidentally leaks 2 Google surprises a day early
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Oct 04 2017
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Oct 04 2017
Now Turkey is Getting Cozy With Iran
A top ministry official said he would facilitate journalist visas, which usually take at least a month to process, AFP reported. Iran's Mehr news agency said the military exercises were a response to the Kurdish independence referendum.
Oct 04 2017
Texas children at risk of losing health insurance
So far, though, the state said it is not moving to suspend service or enrollment or alert enrollees about any possible changes. Congress' failure to act on the $15 billion annual appropriation does not immediately leave these youngsters uninsured.
Oct 04 2017
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With a quarter to spare Sunday, Watson became the first rookie in Texans history to throw three touchdowns in a game. Tennessee quarterback Marcus Mariota left the game at halftime against the Houston Texans with a hamstring injury .
Oct 03 2017
Raiders lose QB Derek Carr for 2-6 weeks with back fracture
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will be out two to six weeks with the back injury he suffered Sunday in Denver . Amerson out: Raiders cornerback David Amerson is in the concussion protocol for the second time this season.
Oct 02 2017
Jaguars' mistakes cost them in 23-20 OT loss to Jets
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