ALDS Games One

Toronto at Texas, 1:30PM PT, TV: TBS

The Blue Jays and Rangers don’t like each other much, as shown by the fistfight between Rougned Odor and José Bautista back in May, which followed Bautista’s seventh-inning bat flip in Game Five of last year’s ALDS. They resume the argument tonight with LHP Cole Hamels (15-5, 3.32 ERA) on the hill for the Rangers and RHP Marco Estrada (9-9, 3.48 ERA) for the Jays.

Boston at Cleveland, 5:00PM PT, TV: TBS

The Red Sox send out RHP Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA) to face RHP Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26 ERA) at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Porcello had a stellar second half, putting up a 2.62 ERA with 92 strikeouts and only 11 walks. Bauer had an excellent first half, putting up a 3.30 ERA prior to the All-Star break, but his last six starts have been less than optimal as he posted a 6.39 ERA.

11 thoughts on “ALDS Games One

    • VERY nice, Link — mahalo!
      I liked his description of this team and how they like each other.
      It answered the question I had before about a team meeting when Kersh went down. Since Kersh wrote to JT, is the latter considered a leader of the team? (Or did he text more than one?)

  1. That wasn’t bad for an AL game.

    Sadly, a VPN workaround we tried didn’t work, and the NL games are on pure ESPN blackout. I’ll have to go to the neighborhood Biergarten tomorrow.

      • You’re right, but it’s still full-scale blackout. I’d rather watch from home, where I can get other things done between innings, but I refuse to pay the extortionists of the Comcast Crime Family.