Game 1 of the 2021 ALCS, the fifth straight trip for the Astros. They've won 2 and lost 2, and tonight they face their nemesis in the 2019 affair, the Boston Red Sox. The RedSox came in as overwhelming favorites in 2019, having the best record in baseball that year, but this year the Sox take a different road, getting in via the Wild Card, beating the Yankees and then the Rays.
With Lance McCullers out for this series, the Astros send Frmaber Valdez to the mound to face an experienced opponent, Chris Sale.
For more analysis on this game check out Ckuno’s and Juan Paez’s excellent analysis here and here.
For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure
Game 1: Chris Sale (LHP, 5-1, 3.16 ERA, 52 K’s**) vs Framber Valdez (LHP, 11-6, 3.14 ERA, 125 K’s**)
When: Friday, October 15th @ 7:07 pm CDT
Listen: Red Sox - WEEI 93.7, ESPN Radio, WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM, WAMG 94.9/890 AM / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, ESPN Radio, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010
Watch: FOX, FOX-INT
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