LCS Pre-Gamin’: Braves at Dodgers (4:08 CT), Astros at Red Sox (7:08 CT)

The Houston Astros (1-2) are down two video games to at least one in opposition to the Boston Crimson Sox (2-1) forward of tonight’s ALCS Recreation 4 matchup (7:08 CT), which implies a loss may put them up in opposition to elimination – at Fenway – as quickly as tomorrow. Contemplating the Astros current playoff shenanigans and the truth that Kyle Schwarber is main off (whereas dominating) for the Crimson Sox, I’d be simply high quality with that final result. Backside Line: Go Crimson Sox.

However first we’ll get the NLCS Recreation 3 matchup between the Atlanta Braves (2-0) and Los Angeles Dodgers (0-2). The Braves took each video games in Atlanta, so that they’ll head to California with a beefy lead within the sequence. That stated, they’re operating right into a little bit of a brick wall tonight in opposition to Walker Buehler, however the total sequence continues to be tilting their means. Backside Line: Go Braves. 

Atlanta Braves at Los Angeles Dodgers – ALCS Recreation 4

For actual, although, Buehler has been excellent this October (3.38 ERA over two begins) and was dominant this season (2.47 ERA). And he was even higher at residence, the place he’ll pitch tonight: 2.05 ERA over 106.0 IP. If the Braves can squeak out a win tonight, I’d name it an upset.

Which isn’t to say Charlie Morton doesn’t deserve respect. The veteran Braves right-hander has made two put up season begins already this October, placing out 14 batters whereas strolling solely 2 over 9.1 IP. He’s the Braves finest starter and the best choice to fight Buehler.

Broadcast Information

First Pitch: 4:08 PM (CT)
Radio: ESPN 1000

Beginning Pitching Matchup

Charlie Morton (RHP) – 2021: 3.34 ERA (3.32 FIP)


Walker Buehler (RHP) – 2021: 2.47 ERA (3.08 FIP)

Beginning Lineups

Atlanta Braves:

1. Eddie Rosario, LF
2. Freddie Freeman, 1B
3. Ozzie Albies, 2B
4. Austin Riley, 3B
5. Joc Pederson, RF
6. Adam Duvall, CF
7. Travis d’Arnaud, C
8. Dansby Swanson, SS
9. Charlie Morton, P

Los Angeles Dodgers:

1. Mookie Betts, RF
2. Corey Seager, SS
3. Trea Turner, 2B
4. Will Smith, C
5. Justin Turner, 3B
6. Gavin Lux, CF
7. Cody Bellinger, 1B
8. Chris Taylor, LF
9. Walker Buehler, P

Houston Astros at Boston Crimson Sox – ALCS Recreation 4

Astros starter Zack Greinke didn’t have a really Greinke-like season this 12 months, incomes only a 4.16 ERA (4.42 FIP) with a ti a 17.2% strikeout fee. He additionally hasn’t began since October third, with only one inning of reduction within the ALDS between then and now. That’s not normally a recipe for fulfillment.

With that stated, Crimson Sox starter Nick Pivetta additionally hasn’t began a sport but this postseason, however a minimum of he’s stayed contemporary with 8.2 complete innings of reduction throughout two appearances, together with 4.2 innings in opposition to the Rays in Recreation 2 of the ALDS and one other 4.0 innings of reduction in Recreation 3. I assume we’ll need to see how that uncommon allotment will influence his sport.

Broadcast Information

First Pitch: 7:08 PM (CT)
Radio: ESPN 1000

Beginning Pitching Matchup

Zach Greinke (RHP) – 2021: 4.16 ERA (4.42 FIP)


Nick Pivetta (RHP) – 2021: 4.53 ERA (3.84 FIP)

Beginning Lineups

Houston Astros

1. Jose Altuve, 2B
2. Michael Brantley, LF
3. Alex Bregman, 3B
4. Yordan Alvarez, DH
5. Carlos Correa, SS
6. Kyle Tucker, RF
7. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
8. Chas McCormick, CF
9. Martin Maldonado, C

Boston Crimson Sox

1. Kyle Schwarber, 1B
2. Enrique Hernández, CR
3. Rafael Devers, 3B
4. Xander Bogaerts, SS
5. Alex Verdugo, LF
6. J.D. Martinez, DH
7. Hunter Renfroe, RF
8. Christian Vázquez, C
9. Christian Arroyo, 2B | LCS Pre-Gamin’: Braves at Dodgers (4:08 CT), Astros at Crimson Sox (7:08 CT)


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