Here's how to watch the Red Sox game Thursday

Posted Octubre 06, 2017

"So it will be a lot of fun".

The Houston Astros traded for Justin Verlander for games like this.

Nunez (knee) returns to the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against Houston on Thursday, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

There's no simple answer, because it depends on your television service provider and your level of service.

Sale has made it known that he could pitch on three days rest, so the Astros need to figure out how to beat him. "I don't think he'll be spooked by not having experience".

Of course, the Astros franchise is no stranger itself to years-long rebuilds. But he's trying to control his emotions about the opportunity. "You get a little amped up sometimes and that can kind of go crazy". Thankfully, Decider is here to help you discover a Red Sox vs. Astros live stream!

For some, the stresses and joys of playoff baseball were a welcome distraction after the flooding - the first bit of normalcy after weeks that could only be defined as peculiar. He gave up four runs (two earned) in a loss to the Indians in his first start with the Yankees on August 3. The Indians raced past the Red Sox with just enough starting pitching and the unhittable stuff of Andrew Miller and Cody Allen.

Boston Red Sox shortstop/third baseman Eduardo Nunez is listed on the ALDS roster against the Houston Astros. In five starts versus the Astros in his career, Sale is 5-1 with a 1.31 ERA while striking out 65 hitters in 48 innings pitched.

So after all the angst and all the moaning, the 2017 Boston Red Sox ended up pretty much where we expected prior to the start of the season.

Nunez, who as serving as the designated hitter while hitting second, was slated to also play in Game 2, either at third base or designated hitter. Houston pounded them for 12 runs last Thursday night, but after a one-run loss Friday night, the Sox rebounded to win 6-3 Saturday and clinch the AL East title.

"To improve that ballclub you have to get someone who is better than the guys that you have, " Luhnow told The Post as he stood outside the Astros dugout Wednesday.

It will be interesting to see how Sale performs under the bright lights of the playoffs. Francona said part of his decision is so he can use his best pitcher - Kluber - in a potential Game 5. It doesn't pay to be one-dimensional. Finally, Sale led the Majors in strikeouts with 308.

Manager John Farrell has repeatedly told media personnel he wanted to carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players and appears to have kept true to his word.

"I think the fact that we experienced it last year, in retrospect, it serves as a stepping stone hopefully that a lot of the firsts are out of the way, including disappointment", Farrell said.

One of the biggest stages in sports has always eluded him though.

Given all their viable options, the Red Sox won't be compelled to stick with a scuffling starter against the Astros.