So let’s review: The Dodgers spotted the Brewers a five-run lead, in part by making four errors, then made Milwaukee go through seven relief pitchers (and probably made Josh Hader unavailable for Game 2), then put together a couple of furious rallies and had the tying run on third base with two out in the ninth.
I say the NLCS will be tied after today’s game.
Meanwhile, the ALCS gets going at Fenway Park with game-time temperatures expected to be in the mid 40s. With the starting-pitcher matchup indicated below, this should be a low-scoring affair.
Of note, and this hasn’t been mentioned much: Whoever wins these two series, the American League champion will have home field advantage in the World Series, as both the Astros and Red Sox had better regular-season records than either of the N.L. LCS participants.
A full preview of the ALCS from Sara Sanchez will post at 4 p.m. CT today.
Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers) vs. Wade Miley (Brewers)
Justin Verlander (Astros) vs. Chris Sale (Red Sox)
Game time for Dodgers/Brewers: 3 p.m. CT. TV: Fox-TV. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal.
Game time for Astros/Red Sox: 7 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson and Ron Darling, with Lauren Shehadi reporting.
Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.
MLB.com Gameday for Dodgers/Brewers
MLB.com Gameday for Astros/Red Sox
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Dodgers/Brewers
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Astros/Red Sox
SB Nation game preview for Dodgers/Brewers
SB Nation game preview for Astros/Red Sox
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