Look, I know we’ve gone Manny crazy around here lately, but we’re nutsy and irresponsible bloggers who don’t know nothin.’ The Associated Press, however, is supposed to be filled with grownups with more self control. But check out the screencap of their baseball news feed from a couple of minutes ago afternoon. The only thing that will top this will be my next post: an editorial about Manny’s feelings about the Mannification of the Mannia. Er, I mean media.
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.