One night after a legendary, 18-inning Game Three, the Dodgers and Red Sox will be right back at it in Game Four of the World Series in Los Angeles. The teams will be tired after playing for over seven hours last night/this morning, but there is no rest for the weary.
With the Boston staff depleted, Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start. Boston used Nathan Eovaldi, the scheduled Game Four starter, for over 90 pitches last night, and used a total of nine pitchers for the game. Rodriguez has not started thus far in the postseason, giving up five runs in 4.1 innings as a reliever. He maintained a 3.82 ERA over 129.2 innings in the regular season.
Rich Hill will try to even the series for Los Angeles. Hill’s shocking renaissance began in 2015 with the Red Sox and culminated with a big money deal with the Dodgers, and he’s been rock-solid in LA, running a 3.30 ERA in over 300 innings with the club. Dave Roberts hasn’t let Hill pitch deep into games in the playoffs, but he’s been reasonably effective, allowing three runs in 10.1 innings, albeit with nine walks.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:09 EST and can be seen on FOX, and can be streamed on Fox Sports Go.