Game one is Tuesday night in Los Angeles, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:09 p.m. EDT. And he said, I don't want them to put that out of their mind. This wasn't like that. Kershaw wore a heavy Dodgers warmup jacket.
Tickets for game one are still available on StubHub, and range from $749 to $35,000 for two Dugout Club spots.
Standing in their way are the Houston Astros, the only team who could claim to have toppled Dodgers as kings of baseball this season and thus a fitting opponent for what promises to be a high-quality finale. Pedro Baez was the late-inning magician until he wasn't.
"Oh my gosh, it was crazy".
I want to see little Jose Altuve, who is exactly the size of a traffic cone when he pulls on his orange Astros warm-up jersey to take batting practice, run circles around the bases and the Dodgers' $265 million payroll.
Jansen entered with a 3-1 lead for his first six-out save in a year after Bregman doubled leading off the eighth against Brandon Morrow, a ball that ticked off the glove of a diving Puig in the right-field corner. But it's probably only going to be the first hour or so. That was all they needed to claim Game 1. Houston had the most difficult team to strike out in the league, but Kershaw whiffed half of the first ten Astros he faced, on his way to an 11 strikeout evening.
Here is Turner's go-ahead home run, which he hit after switching to a lighter bat because Keuchel beat him inside in his first two at-bats of the game. And right now, the temperature for the first pitch tomorrow is forecast to be 96 degrees. When a reporter at his Monday news conference questioned Kershaw about the lack of depth on his slider, Kershaw shot back, "I don't know what analytics group you work for".
Nothing defines a manager more than the ability to think on his feet. That was the best one I've seen from him. What do you think of this matchup, the Dodgers versus the Astros? That adds another dimension to it.
In 1981, the pennant-winning New York Yankees played only 107 games because of the strike.
For much of 2017 they looked an unstoppable juggernaut and the deadline-day trade for pitcher Yu Darvish, a move designed to get them over the line as championship contenders, looks to have had the desired effect. I kind of like it. And it makes sense that the Washington Nationals had the most quality starts, with 13 more than second place, considering they were really good. And we'll count this - we'll mark this as the beginning of the reconstruction.
What the Astros need to do, then, is make this up as they go along. Your rivals were the Cardinals, the Reds, the Cubs.
Turner, who re-signed with the Dodgers to take the final step in a postseason journey, has made some Dodgers history nine games into the postseason. The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Houston Astros.
It's probably no surprise that these two teams are already the top contenders to win the World Series in 2018 as well. Next up was Turner.
"He's got every weapon that you would fear". But when Keuchel elevated an 87-mph cutter, Turner - the walk-off hero of the Dodgers' win over the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series - pounced on it, crushing it over the wall in left.