Although the Orioles aren't in the World Series this year - obviously - the franchise might still get a mention as the series progresses. That's because this matchup between the Astros and the Dodgers is the first time two 100+ win teams have played in the World Series since 1970, when the O's dispatched the Reds.
For the Dodgers, it's the first time they've been in the World Series since 1988, which is also the last time they won a World Series. The Astros were there in 2005, when they were a National League team, and the franchise has never won a championship. So really, it's a good story either way.
Game 1 is going to feature a heck of a pitching matchup. Two former Cy Young winners square off. Clayton Kershaw has three on the shelf, while Dallas Keuchel only has one. That's still a lot of combined Cy Youngs. But does it mean there will be a pitcher's duel? I don't know. We're going to find out.
It's hot out there in Los Angeles, as every reporter who's there has made sure to let everyone know. The temperature at game time could be 100 degrees. That's not exactly the typical late October baseball weather.
Let's hope this thing goes seven games.
|HOUSTON ASTROS||LOS ANGELES DODGERS|
|George Springer - CF||Chris Taylor - CF|
|Alex Bregman - 3B||Justin Turner - 3B|
|Jose Altuve - 2B||Cody Bellinger - 1B|
|Carlos Correa - SS||Yasiel Puig - RF|
|Yulieski Gurriel - 1B||Enrique Hernandez - LF|
|Brian McCann - C||Corey Seager - SS|
|Marwin Gonzalez - LF||Logan Forsythe - 2B|
|Josh Reddick - RF||Austin Barnes - C|
|Dallas Keuchel - LHP||Clayton Kershaw - LHP|