If you’re really into baseball, then you’ve heard of all four starting pitchers today: Carlos Carrasco, Gerrit Cole, Masahiro Tanaka, and David Price. Carrasco is the knowledge wild card here, as he plays for Cleveland and has seemingly flown under the radar for his career. He’s posted a 3.33 ERA across his last three seasons and has been one of the better pitchers in all of baseball. His 2.94 FIP this season is a career best.
Anyway, this is the American League’s day, which means it’s likely to be very boring despite all the runs being scored. Sure, there are going to be plenty of unfamiliar faces and situations, but with luck, it will all still recognizably be baseball...
HOUSTON VS. CLEVELAND - GAME 2
Astros lead series 1-0
Gerrit Cole (15-5, 2.70 FIP) vs. Carlos Carrasco (17-8, 2.94 FIP)
We had 4 different starting pitchers with 200+ strikeouts this season, the 1st team to do so in MLB history.— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) October 6, 2018
Cookie's 231 strikeouts were good for 4th in the American League.
Let's get a win today!#RallyTogether pic.twitter.com/SidC70wgMK
The starting nine for Game 2. #NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/GywqzMuwp3— Houston Astros (@astros) October 6, 2018
BOSTON VS. NEW YORK - GAME 2
Red Sox lead series 1-0
David Price (16-7, 4.02 FIP) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (12-6, 4.01 FIP)