The time has come for the best of the best to face off in what will surely be another incredible World Series. The last time the Dodgers and Red Sox faced off in October was in 1916 when Babe Ruth was still a pitcher and the Dodgers were known as the Brooklyn Robins.
The Dodgers have the outstanding pitching staff to take them far in this series while the Red Sox seem to have all the momentum, dispatching the powerful Yankees lineup and the defending Champion Astros with ease. It will take more than momentum to get them past the Dodgers though as they not only have a dominant starting rotation with Kershaw, Buehler, and Ryu but they also have one of the best bullpens of the postseason.
Game 1 will be a rubber match as Clayton Kershaw and Chris Sale go toe to toe. Kershaw will go deep into the game, holding the Red Sox to just one run while Chris Sale matches him step for step through five innings before getting pulled from the game trailing in a close game. The Red Sox bullpen will do it’s part to keep the game close, but the bats of the Red Sox will be silenced to close out the game, giving the Dodgers the win.
Game 2, David Price will take the mound for the Red Sox and will have another dominant performance, holding the Dodgers down through 6 innings. Once again the Red Sox bullpen will do the job to keep the runs off the board. Ryu of the Dodgers will get into some trouble early in the game, giving up a big hit to Mookie Betts giving the Red Sox an early lead. The Dodgers bullpen will lock it down to close out the game, but it will be too little too late for the Dodgers as the Red Sox take the win and even up the series 1-1.
Game 1 – Dodgers win
Game 2 – Red Sox win