Hi, and welcome to another edition of
Today is the big day. Game 1. Some thoughts.
--Who's going to throw out the first pitch? Here's my suggestion. Game 1: Sandy Koufax, Vin Scully and Maury Wills. Game 2: Tommy Lasorda, Orel Hershiser and
--It is going to be between 95 and 100 degrees at game time. If you go, wear a cap and stay hydrated.
--It looks more likely that
--One of the most interesting parts of this World Series: Both teams acquired frontline starters to bolster their staff. The Dodgers got
--I keep having this vision of the same thing happening here that happened in the
--But if they win it in Houston, I'll be fine with that too.
Game 1 pitching matchups
Clayton Kershaw vs. Dallas Keuchel
Astros vs. Kershaw
Evan Gattis: .250 (3 for 12), 1 double
Cameron Maybin: .133 (4 for 30)
Pitchers: .500 (2 for 4)
Team: .240 (24 for 100), 8 doubles
Dodgers vs. Keuchel
Logan Forsythe: .350 (7 for 20), 1 triple
Chase Utley: .250 (1 for 4)
Chris Taylor: .000 (0 for 3), 3 strikeouts
Team: .296 (8 for 27)
Hey, I know him
Why am I bringing him up? He was named manager of the
Josh "Big Baby" Reddick doesn't like us
The Dodgers acquired Josh Reddick last season at the trade deadline to basically replace Yasiel Puig in right field. He got off to a horrible start and Dodgers fans booed him. It hurt his feelings. He told Times reporter Pedro Moura:
"It's gonna be fun. There were a lot of good guys there that I played with last year, trying to get where we are now. Personally, I wouldn't rather do it against any other team. I wasn't really a fan favorite there. I got booed a lot as a home player. I didn't really fit in, it seemed like they thought. I tried to put that behind me. But I think it's gonna be fun to go back, especially to beat them. It's gonna be a really good feeling for me personally.
"Nothing against that team, that organization. There's a lot of history and a lot of great guys over there. But the fanbase, I think it would be more personal for me to win. Just to get that reaction from them. But it's not gonna be easy. They're a really good team, a really good ballpark. Their fans are gonna be loud, just like it was for this series for the Yankees."
The World Series
All games start at 5 p.m. PT and are televised on Fox.
Game 1: Tuesday, Astros (Dallas Keuchel) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw)
Game 2: Wednesday, Astros (Justin Verlander) at Dodgers (
Game 3: Friday, Dodgers (Yu Darvish) at Astros (TBA)
Game 4: Saturday, Dodgers (Alex Wood) at Astros (TBA)
Game 5*: Sunday, Dodgers (Kershaw) at Astros (TBA)
Game 6*: Tuesday, Oct. 31, Astros (TBA) at Dodgers (Hill)
Game 7*: Wednesday, Nov. 1, Astros (TBA) at Dodgers (Darvish)
* if necessary
This needs no explanation. Just watch.