Here we go! The MLB playoffs are heating up. Game 1 of the ALDS between the Boston Red Sox and the Cleveland Indians will begin at the Tribe’s Progressive Field at 8pm EST on Oct. 6th! Be sure to catch every pop-fly and strikeout from this series online here.
Baseball in October is as American as apple pie. When the Red Sox and the Indians meet in the first round of the American League playoffs there are certain to be lots of fireworks. The Red Sox have been hot on the road and will be putting their right-handed ace, Rick Porcello on the mound to start. The Indians have been equally dominate at home and will be starting their own right-handed strikeout machine, Trevor Bauer. WATCH THE RED SOX VS. INDIANS ONLINE HERE.
Let’s take a closer look at how these two teams matchup. The Red Sox finished the regular season on top of the AL East with a record of 93-69. The Indians closed their season with one more win on top of their AL Central at 94-67 which was enough to earn them the home field advantage in this opening round, best-of-five playoff series.
Injuries may be the deciding factor in this series. The Indians’ starting rotation has been wrought with late season injuries and they will be going without their stud starters, Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco. The Red Sox meanwhile have a strong 5 with a great bullpen which may be critical in this series. The Indians starter Trevor faced the Sox twice and got shelled both times for losses with an ERA over 12.90 during the two meetings.
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in the first game of this series? Do you think the Red Sox can continue to dominate on the road or do you think this is the year the Indians go all the way? Let us know who you think will win this game?