Boston vs LA Dodgers (By: Mulder)
Chris Sale spent a night sick in the hopsital so he skipped his second start against the Astros. LHP Sale struck out 14 batters over 3 starts, but in his last start against Houston, he was all over the place with 4 BB in just 4.0 innings.
Clayton Kershaw finally starting for the Dodgers. Not that we expected anything else as he just pitched the 9th inning against the Brewers. Kershaw is 2-1 this postseason with a 2.37 ERA, 0.79 WHIP. And that is impressive if you keep in mind that he had one very shakey outing against the Crew where he got rocked for 4 earned runs in just 3 innings.
I am Analysing this series already since a few days and playing all matchups. The Red Sox are 7-2 this postseason and after their huge championship series against Houston this totally seems their season. However, if we look to all matchups, i think LA should not be such a big underdog to win the WS. In fact, they have more ways to win. Red Sox offense is more powerful, but also one dimensional. LA's bottom of the order are hitting as well, especially a big advantage for the catcher position with Grandal. LA has more options in their starting rotation and a better bullpen, which is impressive if you saw that LA bullpen in the first half of the season. Indeed, LA has one of the best bullpens in the second half of the season. Baez is totally back and our dutch friend Jansen has been lights out this postseason. Of course, little things can change the outcome of the WS as momentum will decide a lot. Who will win the first (two ) games, who will make a big rally? Also it is hard to believe that LA will lose two world series in a row, altough that happened a lot in history.
We do not get Kershaw as a +128 dog very often. Red Sox lost both of their games at home and the big question is how will Sale start? Kershaw on the other hand coming from a couple of great outings. So all in all a lot of value for the guests as a road dog for plus money.
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