World Series: It's Power Vs. Power As Los Angeles Takes On Houston

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Callaway, by the way, plans on watching every 2017 Mets game before 2018, so if you don't have time to read the intro, just know that the man hates himself.

Orel Hershiser, steely and standing tall. He is Puerto Rican and has raised more than $100,000 for recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Altuve said Monday he'll have Houston in mind as he tries to help the Astros win their first ever World Series. And it isn't often a team can trot out a 16-game winner as a No. 4 starter the way the Dodgers can with 2017 All-Star Alex Wood.

I don't mean to be rude but what, exactly, is a Dodger?

The Dodgers haven't been in the World Series since 1988, when Kirk Gibson's bat, Orel Hershiser's arm and Tommy Lasorda's moves outdid Oakland for the crown.

To those Kershaw plays with, he's got nothing left to prove. We're not afraid of him. "You just can't give in to him". "But now the team is built to last, and hopefully we'll have another whole bunch of chances to do this again". There was a time that the Houston hitters would groan when they were facing a lefty starter, but they fared well versus the Red Sox pitchers. Those guys also helped pitch their teams to championships. "You saw that all year", Kershaw said Monday.

Kershaw has excelled at times in October.

In fact, a World Series prize is the one piece of hardware missing from the trophy case from the Lone Star State. He won the opener of this year's ALCS, tossing seven brilliant innings vs. the visiting Yankees. "I'm not going to debate which one is better or worse". It appears that's as close as I will ever get. "These guys keep performing this way and it makes my job pretty easy".

However, he was plagued by a sore shoulder down the stretch and hit just.210/.286/.356 in September as a result. The spike in hot temperatures in the Los Angeles area are said to be connected to Santa Ana winds, strong, down-slope winds that come from the east that push hot, dry air into southern California.

Kershaw is 3-2 against the Astros, dating to when they were a National League team. LA swept all three games and eliminated the Astros with a 4-0 win, despite Houston throwing Nolan Ryan out for a second start.

My badgering started immediately: "Where did you get that sweater?", "Can I have it?", "I will buy pay you $200 for it right now!"

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will have a wealth of options at his disposal, which he used masterfully in winning seven of eight postseason games. The situation is the same in the World Series.

It all gets underway on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, and in a city renowned for shunning losers but flocking to see winners, the stratospheric ticket prices have given away the local fans' desperate thirst for World Series ball.

Not Dodgers fans or players. like pitching ace Clayton Kershaw. The Rockets grabbed Game 6 in Houston to even the series, but the Lakers won Game 7, 89-70, behind 21 points and 18 rebounds from Pau Gasol.