"That definitely wasn't a sign I was expecting".
Under the leadership of executive Nolan Ryan, the Texas Rangers came within one strike in 2011 before losing to St. Louis. The game is slated to start at 8:09 p.m. ET and can be watched on FOX. I know what I've done.
And yet, at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, Kenley Jansen was on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, trying to close out the Houston Astros. The Dodgers could thus be a persistent threat to swipe a bag in this series.
"We've heard 1988 for so long in L.A., it feels good to say that we're getting to go to the World Series in 2017", said Kershaw, who has been with the Dodgers since 2008. "When his slider can move like that, he's hard to hit".
There's nothing for the Astros to be down about at this point.
Kershaw was exceptional, fanning 11 batters in seven innings. The had just three hits in the game.
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the World Series on Monday night.
That turnaround is extraordinary and, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey during the season, the Astros would represent a popular winner among neutral fans. A betting man would be smart to take the latter. He has been exceptional. He said the problem has amounted to jitters in his first time in the postseason.
"We feel like we can win any game that he plays", Hinch said. The high school did not have a training staff, but he ventured over to New Mexico Highlands where then-athletic trainer Rob Evers helped him heal.
Springer said the strikeouts were not an indication of increased passivity.
The Los Angeles Fire Department will assign additional personnel throughout the Dodger Stadium property because of both the heat and the potential for excessive celebration, the department's Amy Bastman said. I want the best for them.
This game Tuesday night, it's worth taking two hours and 28 minutes to savor it. Enjoy how prepared you are for work and school on Wednesday morning. "Being able to be part of it will be extra special". The 27-year-old center fielder joined the Dodgers in June 2016 after spending his first two years in the majors with Seattle. He will be the MVP. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner.
The Astros' offense is what led them to 101 wins this season. He has reached base safely in all nine games in the postseason, and his 14 RBIs lead all players in the playoffs. The Dodgers, who are also heavily right-handed, have more conventional platoon splits.
The results were a relic of an earlier Astros era.
In the last series, home-field advantage was crucial.
However, they have suddenly flipped the switch and become the club that was thrashing opponents in late Spring/early Summer.
The Astros only get three games at home this time. It's a race to four wins now.
They too made a big trade on the deadline to strengthen their bullpen and rangy veteran Justin Verlander has proven an astute acquisition from the Detroit Tigers. How is that so? Now it's time for the Astros to respond.