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ALCS Game 3 Thread. October 18, 2021, 7:08 CDT. Astros @ Red Sox

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With the series tied 1-1 Jose Urquidy takes the mound in Fenway to re-take home field advantage for the Astros

MLB: OCT 07 AL Division Series - White Sox at Astros Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With injuries to starters Lance Mccullers and Luis Garcia, and the ineffectiveness in the playoffs of Framber Valdez, I don’t have to tell most of you Astros enthusiasts how important this game in Boston is, or how important that clutch Jose Urquidy show up big-time on the mound.

But Boston has its own pitching problems. They send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound. His 2021 ERA was 4.74, and in 6.2 IP this post-season his ERA was 5.40. For his career, his post-season ERA is 7.02.

In a surprise move, Astros manager Dusty Baker has inserted Jose Siri as the starter in center field batting eighth. The reason given: big center field and Siri’s strong arm. This despite Chas McCormick’s .883 post-season OPS this year.

Here’s the lineups.

Media Access

Game 3:

When: Monday, October 18th @ 7:07 pm CDT

Listen: Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2, ESPN Radio, TUDN 93.3/KLAT 1010 / Red Sox - WEEI 93.7, ESPN Radio, WCCM 1490 AM/103.7 FM, WAMG 94.9/890 AM

Watch: FS1, FS1-INT