WORLD SERIES GAME 2

Astros-Dodgers preview: Verlander tries to even the series

Game 2 is tonight. MLB.com

The Astros and Dodgers play Game 2 of the World Series today. Here is a preview of the game. Check back during the game for inning by inning updates:

When: 7:09 p.m.

Where: Dodger Stadium.

TV: Fox Sports.

Streaming: Fox Sports Go.

Pitching matchup: Justin Verlander vs. Rich Hill.

Series: Dodgers lead 1-0.

The breakdown:  The Astros bats struggled on the road again in Game 1, but a lot of that had to do with Clayton Kershaw, who was on his game. The matchup is much more favorable for the Astros tonight. Verlander has struggled in the World Series in the past, but he is on his game right now, and is 9-0 as an Astro. The Astros need this one in a big way; if they go down 0-2, their odds of winning the series are pretty slim. In 54 previous series where a team went down 0-2, they won just 11 times. Hill has been a solid find for the Dodgers, and is much better at Dodger Stadium than he is on the road. He is a curveball pitcher, and the Astros need to be much more patient at the plate. When they have struggled, it has been because they have been free swinging at trying to hit home runs. When they are playing their best, they look for pitches to drive, and if they don't get one, they try to make contact and pass it on to the next guy. They will need to do that tonight to send the series back to Minute Maid 1-1. A victory would be the first in the Series for the franchise; Houston is now 0-5.

Series schedule 

                    Time/Date            Site/Result              Pitchers

Game 1        Tuesday                    Dodgers 3, Astros 1    Kershaw (W), Keuchel (L)

Game 2        Today, 7:09 p.m.    Dodger Stadium          Verlander vs. Hill 

Game 3        Fri., 7:09 p.m.         Minute Maid Park       TBA

Game 4        Sat., 7:09 p.m.         Minute Maid Park       TBA

Game 5*       Sun., 7:16 p.m.        Minute Maid Park       TBA

Game 6*       Oct. 31 , 7:09 p.m.  Dodger Stadium         TBA

Game 7 *      Nov. 1, , 7:09 p.m.   Dodger Stadiun          TBA

*-if necessary. 

All games on Fox

                  

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