LOS ANGELES — Game 7 is coming. We’ve seen 2,430 regular-season games and 37 postseason games in order to get us here. It’s now a winner-take-all between two 100-win teams in the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.
The moves with the pitching staff from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts have been scrutinized all series. He got a bit of redemption on Game 6, but how will things work in Game 7?
He really has no good options that are totally rested aside from starting pitcher Yu Darvish. The power righty is on full rest and only threw 49 pitches last time out, but the Astros torched him.
Given how Roberts has handled his staff this postseason, we can bet that he won’t let Darvish see the Astros lineup for a third time outside extreme circumstances, such as Darvish having a perfect game and five-plus run lead.