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Series Thread: 2021 ALCS-Red Sox v. Astros

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I figured it was time to get a thread going for this series. 2 elite offenses firing on all cylinders battling for the AL crown. And a rematch of 2018, as well.

10/15 Red Sox (TBD) @ Astros (TBD) 8:07 pm ET, FOX/WEEI

10/16 Red Sox (TBD) @ Astros (TBD) Time TBD, FOX/WEEI

10/18 Red Sox (TBD) vs Astros (TBD) Time TBD, FS1/WEEI

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McCullers left yesterday’s game early for HOU with an arm issue. If he can’t go, that is a huge loss for the Astros. Especially with the need for good pitching at such a premium in this series.
 

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The Astros pretty much dominated the Red Sox when they met during the regular season. But so did TB and we saw how that played out. This should be a great series.
 

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HOU won the regular season series 5-2 and outscored the Red Sox 42-25. It was quite a mismatch during the regular season.
 

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HOU won the regular season series 5-2 and outscored the Red Sox 42-25. It was quite a mismatch during the regular season.

Yeah, they looked like a much better team. We were also 1-8 against the Angels in 2008...
 

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McCullers left yesterday’s game early for HOU with an arm issue. If he can’t go, that is a huge loss for the Astros. Especially with the need for good pitching at such a premium in this series.
 

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Valdez pitching game 1 for HOU. Garcia pitching game 2. The Red Sox haven’t announced their starters yet, but it figures to be Eovaldi and Erod.
 

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Valdez pitching game 1 for HOU. Garcia pitching game 2. The Red Sox haven’t announced their starters yet, but it figures to be Eovaldi and Erod.
good call lol only cora does this

Chris Sale will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros.​

Sale will take the ball on Friday night for the opener of the best-of-seven series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Nathan Eovaldi draws the starting assignment for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old lefty was shelled for five runs over one inning of work in his last postseason start against the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS last week. He'll aim to rebound as the Red Sox attempt to make it back to the World Series for the second time in the last four years.
 

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good call lol only cora does this

Chris Sale will start Game 1 of the ALCS against the Astros.​

Sale will take the ball on Friday night for the opener of the best-of-seven series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Nathan Eovaldi draws the starting assignment for Game 2 on Saturday afternoon. The 32-year-old lefty was shelled for five runs over one inning of work in his last postseason start against the Rays in Game 2 of the ALDS last week. He'll aim to rebound as the Red Sox attempt to make it back to the World Series for the second time in the last four years.
Cora deserves the benefit of the doubt because he seems to get it right so often. I, however, HATE the notion of Sale in game 1. Ugggh.
 

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They are saying Sale just figured something out with his mechanics and looked good in a side session....

Still, take the over.

In every game.
 

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They are saying Sale just figured something out with his mechanics and looked good in a side session....

Still, take the over.

In every game.
I guess Cora sees/knows a lot more than we do, but Sale has just never been good in the postseason. I’m with you on the over. These 2 offenses are going to slug it out.
 

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Revised!

10/15 Red Sox (LHP Chris Sale, 5-1, 3.16, 42.2 IP, 52K:12BB) @ Astros (LHP Framber Valdez, 11-6, 3.14, 134.2 IP, 125K:58BB) 8:07 pm ET, FOX

10/16 Red Sox (RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 11-9, 3.75, 182.1 IP, 195K:35BB) @ Astros (RHP Luis Garcia, 11-8, 3.48, 155.1 IP, 167K:50BB) 4:20 pm ET, FOX/FS1

10/18 Red Sox (TBD) vs Astros (TBD) 8:07 pm ET, FS1

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10/22 Red Sox (TBD) @ Astros (TBD) Time TBD, FS1 (if necessary)

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10/15 Red Sox (LHP Chris Sale, 5-1, 3.16, 42.2 IP, 52K:12BB) @ Astros (LHP Framber Valdez, 11-6, 3.14, 134.2 IP, 125K:58BB) 8:07 pm ET, FOX

10/16 Red Sox (RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 11-9, 3.75, 182.1 IP, 195K:35BB) @ Astros (RHP Luis Garcia, 11-8, 3.48, 155.1 IP, 167K:50BB) 4:20 pm ET, FOX/FS1

I guess I haven't been paying too close attention.. I did not know Eovaldi's K/BB was so good. Second in AL to Cole.
 

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The Red Sox have added Darwinzon Hernandez and Hirokazu Sawamura to their ALCS roster.​

They will replace Matt Barnes and Austin Davis. Barnes was not on the team's Wild Card roster and the former closer was shaky in his lone ALDS appearance, so the Red Sox felt they couldn't afford to have him active.
 

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