Game 3, Houston at Cleveland Time TBD TBS, WTAM/WMMS, IRN
RHP Mike Clevinger vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel
Dallas Keuchel went 12-11 in 2018 for the Astros, sporting an ERA of 3.74 in 34 starts. He faced the Tribe on May 25th and dominated them, going six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits with six K’s in an Astros 11-2 win.
Clevinger had a breakout season, going 13-8 for the Indians with an ERA of 3.02. It was a tough decision by Francona to decide if it was gong to be Clevinger or Bauer in game three, and he in the end decided to go with Clevinger.
He went up against the Astros in back to back starts on May 18th and 24th, losing both games, but throwing well despite taking a pair of losses.
In 11.2 innings, he allowed eight runs on 15 hits with 10 K’s. In those two starts he gave up a homer in each one.