“He has a tremendous amount of confidence in himself. That’s a big part of this game. If you believe in yourself, you can
excel. He has a good idea about what the game is all about. He’s going
to go through some highs and lows. That’s just what the game is all
about for everybody.”
Here’s hoping Heyward’s “highs” are of a different sort than those Strawberry experienced when he was a young man.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.