Hyun-Jin Ryu to start Game 2 for Dodgers

Ross Houston
October 24, 2018

In keeping with the ancient laws of combat, each member of the visiting Dodgers and host Red Sox was introduced prior to Tuesday night's Game 1 of the World Series. Maybe this guide of former Nationals and Orioles on each roster will do the trick.

The crowd and cold temperatures were no picnic for Los Angeles, either.

If so, there are plenty of recognizable names dotting these rosters. The Series shifts to LA for Games 3,4 and 5 beginning Friday at Dodger Stadium. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.

The Red Sox will start David Price in Game 2, but didn't announce the rest of their rotation because Nathan Eovaldi and Rick Porcello could help out of the bullpen in the first two games.

Sale looked sharp early when he pitched a scoreless first, and Betts wasted no time against Kershaw, singling on a 2-2 slider from the lefty into center.

Given a second chance, Betts lined a single that set up a two-run first inning.

The Dodgers did not lose it all tonight - they still have as many of six battles left to save the kingdom - but a series of very small things caused them to lose the battle that was Game 1 of the 2018 World Series.

If there is a runner on third and one out, just try to get the runner home.

The Red Sox have proven to be the deeper team in each series, particularly thanks to their everyday lineup.

The Red Sox, with MLB's best regular-season record in 2018, have home field advantage.

The Dodgers chose Ryu over Hill in Game 2 because they liked the possibility of Ryu pitching two games in this series.

And an offense that offered a suffocating feeling for what turned out to be five Dodgers pitchers, including the other game's other ace, Clayton Kershaw, who allowed five runs over four innings. As expected, the Dodgers will load their lineup with right-handed hitters to oppose Sale in Game 1, with David Freese starting at first base and Matt Kemp serving as the designated hitter, manager Dave Roberts said. Pearce figures to start over Mitch Moreland at first base against all three and has the power to change this series with a few big swings.

So when the first-year manager plugged Eduardo Nunez, who's had a forgettable postseason, in as a pinch hitter for the scorching hot Rafael Devers in the seventh inning of a close game, it made all the sense in the world that it worked.

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