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Game 47 Thread, May 25, 2021, 7:10 CDT. Dodgers @ Astros

An old friend, Clayton Kershaw, takes on the Stros, and an old friend, Zack Greinke.

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Rob Leiter/MLB Photos via Getty Images

When I saw the pitching matchup I thought, wow. This is one for the ages.

Remember way back to 2015? The first year of the Astros’ remarkable string of playoff runs. We knew the Astros had something special that year going forward when they won two straight against the Dodgers, beating Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. (I don’t remember the order)

Zack Greinke was 19-3 that year with a 1.66 ERA. Kershaw was 16-7 with a 2.13 ERA. The Astros won both games. I don’t know but I doubt any other team beat that tandem back-to-back in 2015.

Tonight these two greats, likely Hall-of Famers, face each other, one with the Astros, and the other still with Dodgers, but now with a lot more history between these two teams, and between Kershaw and the Astros.

So far this season Kershaw is the better pitcher, sporting a 3.18 ERA compared to Greinke’s 3.77. Both teams can hit a ton. It should be fascinating.

For more on this game and the two-game series, take a look at ckuno’s excellent analysis HERE.

Here’s the Astros lineup: Michael Brantley gets a rest.

For Your Viewing and Listening Pleasure

Game 1: Tuesday, May 25th @ 7:10 pm CDT
Listen: Dodgers - Dodgers Radio AM570, KTNQ 1020 / Astros - KBME 790 AM/94.5 FM HD-2, KLAT 1010, KTRH 740 AM/99.1 FM HD-2
Watch: Dodgers - SportsNet LA, SNLA Deportes / Astros - ATT SportsNet-SW / FS1