2018 Junior League Championship Game 3: Red Sox @ Astros

So we’re about to find out if we visit The Great God Citgo again, remember the Red Sox need only win one of three to regain home field advantage. Their Game 2 victory wasn’t convincing but it was solid enough, if the offense stays in gear and they don’t have to hit the Pen too often they ought to be able to accomplish at least that. It would be nice to switch to rooting for the ‘Stros in Game 5 so they’d finish in Fenway.

Don’t get me wrong. If it’s Dodgers / ‘Stros in the Series I’m ‘Stros to the bone.

‘Stros will send Dallas Keuchel (L, 12 – 11, 3.74 ERA) to the mound. In his Division Championship game he went 5 Innings allowing 2 Runs on 4 Hits and 1 Home Run with 1 Walk for an ERA of 3.60 for a no decision. In 2017 he appeared in 5 games allowing 12 Runs on 25 Hits with 2 Home Runs and 8 Walks for an ERA of 3.58 for 27.2 Innings of work. He throws Fastballs with Curves, Cutters, and Changeups almost 50% of the time.

The Red Sox will start Nathan Eovaldi (R, 6 – 7, 3.81 ERA) who won his game in the Division Championship going 7 Innings and allowing 1 Run on 5 Hits for an ERA of 1.29. He throws a lot of junk, Fastballs and Cutters almost equally and Sliders and Splitters about 30% of the time.