Justin Verlander Looks To Close Out This Epic Astros Vs. Dodgers World Series

Sunday evening produced one of the greatest games in World Series history. The 5:17 slugfest involved a slew of unfathomable lead changes, largely influenced by a whopping seven combined homeruns. After overcoming two three-run deficits, the Astros eventually won 13-12, thanks to Alex Bregman’s game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th. The win gave Houston a 3-2 series lead over the Dodgers.  

After only 5 games, this World Series has already set a record with 22 homeruns blasted over the walls of both Dodger Stadium and Minute Maid Park.

Tuesday evening, the scene shifts back to Los Angeles for Game 6, where the Astros have a chance to clinch their first-ever World Series title, as well as the first-ever for the state of Texas.

If Houston were to lock up the series, the club’s best chance involves the presence of Justin Verlander on the mound. Verlander faces Rich Hill in a rematch of Game 2. Game 2 of the 2017 Fall Classic was the only contest Verlander did not get a win this playoffs, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings, amid the Astros 7-6 11-inning victory.

Verlander has been so dominant this postseason, posting a 4-0 record, with a 2.05 ERA, in five appearances. If that fact does not jump out at you, it should be noted that in potential series-clinching games, Verlander owns a 0.46 ERA.

Houston really wants to close things out Tuesday, if at all possible. Despite the 2014 Giants and 2016 Cubs winning Game 7's on the road, it remains very hard for road teams to come out victorious in winner-take-all contests.

One more thing, this October, the Dodgers are 5-1 at home