2018 NLCS: Dodgers vs. Brewers Game 2, and ALCS: Astros vs. Red Sox Game 1

Two games today!

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.

Pitching matchups:

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.

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Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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