Carl Crawford, sore but OK after a great, painful catch

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On the one hand, Don Mattingly is likely happy to see one of his players going all-out to make a play. On the other hand, he sure doesn’t need another injury. A bullet was dodged with this great catch by Carl Crawford in last night’s Dodgers-Angels game:

Crawford said after the game that he was sore all over, but he’s going to be OK.

 

Dodgers announce World Series rotation order

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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.