ALDS Games Four, 2017

First game: Astros at Red Sox, 10:00 AM PT, TV: FS1

If the Astros win the series is over.

The Astros send out RHP Charlie Morton (14-7, 3.62 ERA) to face RHP Rick Porcello (11-17, 4.65 ERA) and the Red Sox. Porcello won the Cy Young Award last year, so he’s better than his record would indicate, Morton is a 10-year MLB veteran who had a career year.

Second game: Indians at Yankees, 4:00 PM PT, TV: FS1

It’s an elimination game for the Yankees. If the Indians win the series is over.

This is a rematch of Game One’s pitchers: Trevor Bauer for Cleveland and Luis Severino for New York. In that game Bauer gave up just two hits in 6 2/3 innings while Severino was done after giving up four hits, three runs and getting only one out.

  • Red Sox manager Farrell has been ejected, for what reason I’m not sure. 2-1 ‘Stros after two innings.

    • Bob_Hendley

      Trying to protect player from being ejected (ball and strike calls)

      • Bob_Hendley

        Pedroia

        • Pedroia unquestionably plays better second base than Farrell, so it’s probably wise of the latter to take the charge for the former.

          • Bob_Hendley

            Yeah, but pitch was borderline. Not the sort of call you want to get your manager tossed trying to protect you.

  • Bob_Hendley

    Bosox radio calling balls and strikes from the booth.

  • My goodness, Verlander and Sale now pitching for their respective teams. That’s a little unorthodox — two possible Game Five starters going head-to-head one game early.

    • WBBsAs

      Sale looks ready to be the goat of the series.

      • He and Kimbrel. Two of the biggest names on the Boston staff stumbled in this game.

  • NLDS post up top.

  • Astros win! Astros win!

    Given their record this season it’s not much of a surprise.

    • WinnipegDave

      That inside the park home run from Devers was fun though.

  • WinnipegDave

    I enjoyed hearing Joe Davis call that series. I wonder if he is on tap for any LCS announcing?

  • Yankees took a 5-0 lead but Indians are whittling away at it. Now 5-3.