It's the World Series!
Kershaw, as always, is eager to get going. And nearly two years later, he prepared to duel with his friend Hinch in the World Series, which will begin on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. It continued a torrid home portion of the ALCS for Altuve, who had five home runs and eight RBI and was batting over.630 in the playoffs.
Yet there is that one nagging set of stats that can't be overlooked: 6-7 with a 4.40 ERA in the playoffs.
He threw six sharp innings last week in the clincher at Wrigley Field to dethrone the Cubs in the NL Championship Series. Anything less and it was a tie game and the tone of the game would have changed dramatically. Similar heat is expected Tuesday.
"He's got every weapon you would fear", Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said. What does that mean exactly?
"I care about him, I care about his career, I care about him more importantly as a person and understanding that has kind of helped build that relationship", Ward said.
Justin Verlander is aiming to stop Kershaw and Co. The Rockets stole Game 1 in Los Angeles, where the Lakers were 39-5 that season. "There's no place I'd rather be".
To the mound, to the moments that defined World Series champions.
The Astros beat the Yankees, 7-1, in Game 6 on Friday behind another dominant performance by Verlander, who improved to 9-0 in nine games since coming to Houston from Detroit.
Note that all of the games start around 8 p.m. ET, but for mysterious broadcasting reasons they have official start (or "first pitch") times of, like, 8:09 p.m. Just be at your TV or preferred device/watering hole around 8 p.m. ET and you'll be fine. 29 years have passed since the Dodgers won the last of their six World Series titles.
Four years after losing a club-record 111 games - the low point during the team's extensive rebuilding project under general manager Jeff Luhnow - the Astros are four wins away from winning their first World Series title. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said with a grin. His 12 hits are tied for the team lead with Turner. Everybody is excited. It's been a while since Kirk Gibson.
"To me, that was like hitting a homer because we want to keep this lineup moving", Ward said. "I'm pretty sure our training staff will be on us with making sure we're hydrated, and they may have some cold rags in the dugout". "All the individual stuff is great, but at the end of the day, I just want to win a World Series". Dodgers outfielder Curtis Granderson offered advice to fans and teammates alike.
As you would expect, a sellout crowd at Minute Maid Park erupted, sensing just how big the little man's rocket to right would be.
In the 56th year of the team, this win comes at an important moment for Houston. To see more, visit KUT 90.5. He got hurt a lot toward the end of his career, and he had a lot left to give. "The hotter it is here, the better the ball carries". Bryant won MVP honors and the Lakers won the West by 11 games, but No. 5 seed Houston ended up giving the eventual champs their toughest test, with stars like Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady leading the way. The Dodgers, for a time, were the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.