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Once again unto the breach

Dodgers and Braves in game four of the NLCS at Globe Life Field
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The Astros continue to fight back for their playoff lives, while the Dodgers look kind of...beaten. I feel bad for the Dodgers? Is that allowed?

The Astros/Rays are once again the early game, starting now on TBS. Framber Valdez will go for the Astros, and Blake Snell will make another start for the Rays. I feel momentum shifting in Houston’s direction, and I don’t like it at all.

Today's Lineups

ASTROS RAYS
George Springer - CF Mike Brosseau - 2B
Jose Altuve - 2B Randy Arozarena - DH
Michael Brantley - DH Hunter Renfroe - RF
Carlos Correa - SS Yandy Diaz - 1B
Alex Bregman - 3B Brandon Lowe - LF
Kyle Tucker - RF Manuel Margot - CF
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Willy Adames - SS
Aledmys Diaz - LF Joey Wendle - 3B
Martin Maldonado - C Mike Zunino - C
Framber Valdez - LHP Blake Snell - LHP

The “late” game is the Dodgers-Braves at 5:08 over on FS1. Now it’s the Dodgers’ turn to fight for their playoff lives. They’ll turn to Dustin May, who I really enjoy watching pitch/am completely terrified of ever standing in the box against. The Braves are starting Josh Tomlin, and again, I’m not trying to do a bit here, I just genuinely have no clue who is in the Atlanta Braves rotation, it seems.

Today's Lineups

ASTROS RAYS
George Springer - CF Mike Brosseau - 2B
Jose Altuve - 2B Randy Arozarena - DH
Michael Brantley - DH Hunter Renfroe - RF
Carlos Correa - SS Yandy Diaz - 1B
Alex Bregman - 3B Brandon Lowe - LF
Kyle Tucker - RF Manuel Margot - CF
Yuli Gurriel - 1B Willy Adames - SS
Aledmys Diaz - LF Joey Wendle - 3B
Martin Maldonado - C Mike Zunino - C
Framber Valdez - LHP Blake Snell - LHP

Come on Dodgers, if I’m rooting for the Astros to go home, I need you to extend baseball into the weekend for us.