The 2018 MLB World Series is hours away from first pitch and we have talked about the possible results for the last two days on Don't Hassle Us We're Local.  The Los Angles Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox have not met in a World Series since 1916, when the Dodgers were better known as the Brooklyn Robins.  We all agree that the Red Sox are going to win and so does Las Vegas.  They have the Red Sox at -160 to win, as Jake Taylor would say, "the whole f'n thing".  I have the Boston winning their 4th World Series crown since 2004 in six games.

HOW DID THEY GET HERE:

  • Boston won a franchise record 108 games this season in route to their 3rd straight American League East title.  In the post season, the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees (3-1) in the AL Divisional Series and the AL West champions and defending World Series champions Houston Astros (4-1) in the AL Championship Series.  The Red Sox are looking to be only the 6th team in MLB history to win at least 108 games and win the World Series.
  • This was the Dodgers sixth consecutive AL West title but they had to battle the Colorado Rookies and the Arizona Diamondbacks all season.  The Dodgers beat the NL East champion Atlanta Braves in the NLDS (3-1) and the NL Central champs Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS (4-1).  The Dodgers are in the World Series for the second consecutive year and 20th appearance overall.

Game 1 Dodgers at Red Sox 10/23/18

Clayton Kershaw vs Chris Sale will be an instant classic.  Kershaw will be trying to exercise his post season demons and Sale will be trying to take care of whatever put him under the weather during the ALCS.  I've got Kershaw in this game.  Dodgers will win this game with scores late in the game against Red Sox middle relief.  Dodgers give the first punch and win.  DODGERS 4 RED SOX 2

Game 2 Dodgers at Red Sox 10/24/18

This game will be an over betters dream. The line should be around 8.5 with the Dodgers throwing Ryu and the Red Sox throwing David Price.  I've got the Red Sox all over this game with the Dodgers happy to leave Beantown with one win. Mookie Betts will hit for the cycle in this game.  RED SOX 11 DODGERS 5

Game 3 Red Sox at Dodgers 10/26/18

Boston comes to the West and get the best of young Dodger pitcher, Walker Buehler, early in the game and open up a lead.  It looks like the Red Sox are going to pay back the Dodgers for stealing Game 1 at Fenway.  But look out for the bullpen to explode for the Red Sox and Kimbrel takes the lost .  DODGERS 6 RED SOX 5

Game 4 Red Sox at Dodgers 10/27/18

Rich Hill is scheduled to be on the mound for the Dodgers as of publish.  The Red Sox have not announced their starters for Games 3 & 4 yet.  I like the Red Sox here in this game.  2 reasons I like them.  Both are managerial.  Boston manager is a players manager and will get them to not panic.  Dave Roberts is a mess when it comes to pressure.  Red Sox win this game easy.  RED SOX 6 DODGERS 2

Game 5 Red Sox at Dodgers 10/28/18

The post season woes of Clayton Kershaw return in the this game and the Red Sox put up 4 runs by the end of the 3rd inning.  Dave Roberts pulls Kershaw in hopes to use him in Game 6 or 7 in Boston.  RED SOX 4 DODGERS 2

Game 6 Dodgers at Red Sox 10/30/18

The Dodger are emotionally spent at this point.  They have battled the the NL West.  Had a great run in the post season.  This team just can't seem to get over the World Series hurdle.  Red Sox cruise to victory and it will be very anti-climatic.  RED SOX 9 DODGER 3