ALDS Game Four, 2019

The Yankees swept the Twins, so there’s only one undetermined outcome of an AL Division Series left: Astros at Rays, 4:07 PM PDT, TV: FS1

The Astros send RHP Justin Verlander out on short rest (three days) to face the Rays’ Diego Castillo. The teams have vastly different expectations of their starters: the Astros hope for five or six innings if not more from their horse, while the Rays used Castillo as that new-fangled thing “the opener” half-a-dozen times in the second half and probably don’t expect more than two innings from him today. Since they’re down in the series 2-1, it’s an “all hands on deck” game for them, whereas the Astros are playing with house money.

Astros lineup:

Rays lineup:

29 thoughts on “ALDS Game Four, 2019

  1. It’s a miracle. Sears fridge guy appointment was originally set for Oct 18, but got moved to today! New ice maker installed, hopefully leak gone.

      • Rarely. After the first two $250 repair bills in the early 2000s We bought a protection agreement for the fridge/freezer, the dishwasher and the oven, and it’s been worth its weight in gold.

          • Are you kidding? I can’t count the number of times I’ve had to wait for a part (even for this fridge). Ten days or two weeks later it turns up on my front porch and I have to call Sears to say “part’s here, let’s schedule a time to install it.”

          • I was wondering about insularity – even in a large city like Honolulu, there can only be so much storage space and things have to be flown in. It’s not like LA or SF.

  2. I hate to have to hope for the Devil Rays – it’s well past time to dump the mild card – but my loathing of the Minute Maids may be the difference-maker.