But, if the Red Sox were looking to distance themselves from Schilling and his radical, sometimes offensive, views, that would explain the snub. But the Red Sox might be without one of their biggest bats when the series resumes Friday in LA. Boston scored four runs in Ryu's 4 2/3 innings, although three scored with Ryan Madson on the mound.
Boston will face Dodgers rookie right-hander Walker Buehler, and Boston figures to be more concerned with maintaining its approach than switching up personnel.
"But we're going to shuffle it up for Game 3, (and) it's not because of necessarily performance, it's kind of who the starting pitcher for those guys is", Roberts said. Visit SportsLine now to get MLB Playoff picks from the proven model that simulates every game 10,000 times, and find out.
Buehler, who has never faced the Red Sox, gave up a combined nine runs in his first two playoff outings, both Dodgers defeats.
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Manager Alex Cora's lineup has J.D. Martinez in left field, Jackie Bradley Jr.in center and Mookie Betts in his normal right field position, not second base, as some had speculated the Sox might do with no designated hitter in the National League park. He beat NY in Yankee Stadium in the pivotal third game of the Division Series, then won the third game of the ALCS in his hometown of Houston and got three outs in the series clincher, to the admiration of his idol Nolan Ryan and to the joy of teammates present and past.
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Sale, of course, was just messing around with the media when he "revealed" his belly button-ring woes, but it would be pretty hilarious to see any Red Sox players celebrate a World Series victory by actually getting their navel pierced.