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Playoff Gameday Thread #22: Landing in Houston

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Having taken a split in Los Angeles, the Astros will look to take their first lead at home in Houston.

MLB: ALDS-Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

5:08 pm: Los Angeles Dodgers @ Houston Astros (1-1)

Today's Lineups

LOS ANGELES DODGERS HOUSTON ASTROS
Chris Taylor - CF George Springer - CF
Corey Seager - SS Alex Bregman - 3B
Justin Turner - 3B Jose Altuve - 2B
Cody Bellinger - 1B Carlos Correa - SS
Yasiel Puig - RF Yulieski Gurriel - 1B
Logan Forsythe - 2B Josh Reddick - RF
Austin Barnes - C Evan Gattis - DH
Joc Pederson - DH Marwin Gonzalez - LF
Enrique Hernandez - LF Brian McCann - C
Yu Darvish - RHP Lance McCullers - RHP

Yu Darvish (RHP, 10-12, 3.86) vs. Lance McCullers (RHP, 7-4, 4.25). Though let’s face it, Game #3 is going to have to try very, very hard to stand beside the sheer drama which were the final four innings of Game #2 in Los Angeles. It was great to see the Astros come back, and inflict the first defeat suffered by the Dodgers all year, in a game they led after eight innings. What kind of psychological impact might that have on both teams, now the series has shifted to Houston? There was also yesterday’s off-day, which could either have helped or hindered, depending on what you feel about momentum. We certainly do appear to have a series on our hands now!