So I got into a groove yesterday and ended up writing an op-ed instead of my usual series preview. I apologize for that, but I didn’t want to leave y’all empty handed when it comes to polls.
Though I don’t have much in the way of stats I will let everyone know to expect an underlying narrative of revenge for the Dodgers. If one of the Astros gets grazed by a pitch at any point just be sure that there will be a ton of viral videos about how a 2-2 change up the plunks someone in the tush-tush is “just the beginning.”
Still, I expect some good baseball as two teams that are expected to win their respective divisions go at it. Both teams will have their aces sidelined due to injury, but the Dodgers’ pitching is in a better place than Astros’ pitching, which is currently featuring 8 rookies out of the pen.
The Astros will face Walker Buehler and Dustin May as starters for the Dodgers. Neither player was on the 2017 team so revenge by an actual aggrieved party will have to wait until the Astros get into the bullpen.
The last time the Dodgers were at Minute Maid Park was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series.
For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure
Game 1: Tuesday, July 28th @ 8:10 pm CDT
Listen: Dodgers - AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020 / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM
Watch: Dodgers - SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / FS1
Game 2: Wednesday, July 29th @ 6:10 pm CDT
Listen: Dodgers - AM 570 LA Sports, KTNQ 1020 / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, La Ranchera 101.7 FM/850 AM
Watch: Dodgers - SportsNet LA, SNLA Spanish / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / ESPN (out-of-market only)
Who wins this series?
This poll is closed
Astros Sweep 2-0
Series Split 1-1
Dodgers Sweep 2-0