All four division series are in action today.
The Astros thoroughly dominated the White Sox in Game 1 of their series, and the Sox send Lucas Giolito to the mound to try to even things up. He threw a complete game three-hitter (one run allowed) against the Astros in Chicago July 17.
Framber Valdez, Houston’s starter, has been pretty consistent all year, and has not faced the White Sox since a 2⅔-inning relief appearance May 23, 2019. Oddly, Giolito was the Sox starter in that game, too.
This thread will serve as your discussion place for the two afternoon games. Another thread for Friday’s pair of evening/night games will post here at 5 p.m. CT.
White Sox at Astros, 1:07 p.m. CT. Astros lead series 1-0.
Lucas Giolito, RHP vs. Framber Valdez, LHP
TV: MLB Network. Announcers: Bob Costas, Jim Kaat and Tom Verducci
Braves vs. Brewers, 3:37 p.m. CT
BCB’s Sara Sanchez will have a detailed preview of both NL division series coming up later this afternoon, in plenty of time before this game begins.
Charlie Morton, RHP vs. Corbin Burnes, RHP
TV: TBS. Announcers: Don Orsillo, Jeff Francoeur and Matt Winer.
Who will win the Braves/Brewers series?
Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.