We know the second game of the World Series is on Wednesday, but what time does Game 2 actually start?
Two of the best teams in baseball, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros squared off in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night. Although Clayton Kershaw gave up a game-tying home run in the fourth, the Dodgers offense came through in the clutch. Justin Turner’s two-run, go-ahead homer gave the Dodgers the win as Los Angeles chased Dallas Keuchel out after 6.2 innings. The Houston offense fell flat on its face in Game 1, with Alex Bregman producing the team’s only run with a solo shot.
First pitch fir Game 2 will be thrown out at 8:09 p.m. ET from Dodger Stadium on Wednesday night. FOX will broadcast the game live once again as the 2017 World Series continues from Los Angeles.
Houston needs something to get its bats going. Whether it’s Jobu from Major League or something else, this Houston offense has to wake up. Outside of Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, the Astros lineup has been incredibly hit or miss. Mostly miss. With Justin Verlander on the mound, there’s no question that the defense will show up. The questions lie on the offense.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers have to rarely change a thing. Los Angeles was nearly perfect as it continued to dominate as it has throughout the entire postseason. No, Kershaw isn’t on the mound again, but Rich Hill is no slouch. Hill will need to channel his inner ace once again and look to silence the Houston offense as Kershaw did the night before.
For a series between two offensive heavyweights, Game 1 provided fantastic entertainment for those who love to watch pitchers duke it out. Expect much of the same in Game 2 as Hill and Verlander take the bump for their respective teams. Unless one team chases their opponent’s starting pitcher out early, we’re likely in store for another low scoring affair.