sThe Boston Red Sox have been piling up runs all season

23 Января 2019 г.
Elsa/Getty Image [url=]Kelvin Herrera Jersey[/url] , and Game 1 of the World Series was no different.In a matchup that was hailed as one of the best starting pitching matchups in recent World Series history, both Clayton Kershaw (4 IP, 7 H, 5 ER) and Chris Sale (4 IP, 5 H, 3 ER) were chased early before the Red Sox ended up winning 8-4.Andrew Benintendi went 4-for-5 with three runs scored, J.D. Martinez was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Eduardo Nunez launched a three-run pinch-hit home run the bottom of the seventh to put things out of reach.Who will be the hero in Game 2 of the Fall Classic?Ahead is a quick preview of Wednesday night's action, complete with TV and live-stream information.Game 2 InfoWhen:Wednesday, 8:09 p.m. ETWhere:Fenway Park, BostonTV:FoxLive Stream:Fox Sports Go Game 2 PreviewHyun-Jin RyuDylan Buell/Getty ImagesAfter arguably the two best lefty starters in baseball battled in Game 1, two more southpaws will take the mound in Game 2.David Price gets the ball for the Red Sox on the heels of the best playoff start of his career. After two rocky starts to begin these playoffs, he held the potent Houston Astrosin Game 5 of the ALCSto just three hits over six scoreless innings, striking out nine.Here's a look at how some Dodgers hittershave fared against Price in their careers:Manny Machado:12-for-41, 2B, 5 HR, 2 BB [url=][/url] , 8 KBrian Dozier:9-for-39, 4 2B, 2 HR, 2 BB, 7 KChris Taylor:0-for-4, 2 BB, 2 KDavid Freese:1-for-3, BB, KYasiel Puig:1-for-3Justin Turner:1-for-3, HR,Kike Hernandez:0-for-2, BB, KYasmani Grandal:1-for-1, 2 BBThe last time Price faced the Dodgers was on Aug. 7, 2016 during his first season with the Sox. He allowed six hits, five walks and three earned runs in five innings [url=]Jason Hammel Jersey[/url] , with a solo shot from Turner among the damage.For the Dodgers, it will be upcoming free agent Hyun-Jin Ryu toeing the rubber.The 31-year-old threw a gem in the NLDS with seven scoreless innings, but he was knocked around in his two NLCS starts, allowing 13 hits and seven earned runs in 7.1 innings.Here's a look at how the Boston hitters have fared against Ryu in their careers:J.D. Martinez:2-for-7, 2B, BB, KIan Kinsler:2-for-3, 2B, 2 BBEduardo Nunez:0-for-3Steve Pearce:1-for-3Ryu has never pitched at Fenway, but his home ERA (1.15) was significantly lower than his road ERA (3.58), so that will be worth monitoring.The Dodgers are looking to even the series before things shift to Dodger Stadium for Games 3 through 5, while the Red Sox hope to take a commanding 2-0 lead.Prediction:Dodgers 6, Red Sox 4All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, unless otherwise noted. LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi loved what he started in Boston — emphasis on started.“There were a lot of teams that reached out, wanted me to be a closer,” he said. “I view myself as a starter [url=][/url] , and that’s something I’ve always done my entire career. And I enjoy doing that. So if I had that choice, I still wanted to be a starter.”After shifting to the bullpen for three World Series relief appearances, including an epic 97-pitch outing in an 18-inning loss , Eovaldi decided last week to stay with the Red Sox for a $68 million, four-year contract .“I can’t wait to see him again with us. He’s going to be a huge part of this rotation,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday during a winter meetings news conference. “He’s a workaholic.”Eovaldi averaged nearly 98 mph with his fastball during the regular season but reached 100 mph six times in the first two games against the Los Angeles Dodgers, not needing to hold back. That velocity intrigued teams as he became a free agent.Before October, Eovaldi’s career was most notable for a pair of Tommy John surgeries. Acquired from Tampa Bay in July , the 28-year-old right-hander beat the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the Division Series, then defeated Houston in the third game of the League Championship Series and got four outs as a bridge to closer Craig Kimbrel in the Game 5 finale.Transformed to a setup man, Eovaldi twice pitched perfect eighth innings as Boston took a 2-0 World Series lead against the Dodgers.He entered Game 3 at the start of the 12th inning, Boston’s ninth pitcher of the game. Ace Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz were the only remaining arms available.Eovaldi kept going, allowing Yasiel Puig’s tying single in the 13th and Max Muncy’s leading home run in the 18th, which gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win. Eovaldi’s effort became an emotional rallying point for the Red Sox, who won the next two nights for their fourth title in 15 seasons.“The conversations in between innings, they were cool [url=][/url] ,” Cora said. “I remember the last one, when I asked him: How are you feeling? He said, ‘Let me finish it.’ He said it with a lot of conviction. I knew he was good.”Cora also remembered Eovaldi’s arrival at the Dodger Stadium breakfast room the next day.“He said he was ready for it that night — not that I was going to use him, of course. I’m not that stupid,” Cora said.Boston’s projected rotation includes Sale, David Price, Rick Porcello, Eovaldi and Eduardo Rodriguez. Sale and Porcello can become free agents after next season.“It’s going to be a juggling act over the next several of years,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said. “We know we’re not going to be able to sign everybody, but the more stability that’s out there, the better off we are.”
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