Game 6 will take place in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. If the Dodgers win, Game 7 will be Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET. The Game 6 starters will be Justin Verlander for the Astros and Rich Hill for the Dodgers. World Series 2017: When is Game 6, Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers? Date, time, TV. The Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers are waging one of the most memorable World Series of all time. The Astros, after a 10-inning Game 5 win that ended on Monday morning, lead the championship series, 3-2. But, no, it’s been consistent,” said Hill, who will start Game 6 . They’re a little slick. You just deal with it. But I don’t think it’s the case of one pitcher saying, ‘Hey, something is different here.’ I think as a whole, everybody is saying, ‘Whoa, something is a little off here. I know there was talk about different sizes and some of the baseballs were slightly bigger and some were smaller. Some of the seams were higher, some of the seams were lower. But, no, it’s been consistent,” said Hill, who will start Game 6 for the Dodgers. “I think that just has to do with conditions — if it’s colder it’s going to be slicker. If it’s a little bit warmer out or humid, I think you’re going to find that you’re going to have a little bit more of moisture to the baseballs.
World Series 2017: Astros vs Dodgers MLB Game
Here’s a look at the two questions for Tuesday night’s game, alongside a pick.
The Houston Astros will be seeking their first World Series championship after leading the best–of–seven series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Houston took Game 5 by a score of 13–12. In one of the wildest World Series games in Major League Baseball history, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings to take Game 5 and inch within one victory of their first title in the 56-season history of the franchise. Justin Verlander is convinced: Baseballs are slicker. Rich Hill isn’t so sure. With home runs soaring to record levels during the regular season and the World Series, juiced balls are on pitchers’ minds. The main complaint is that the balls seem a little bit different in the postseason, and even from the postseason to the World Series balls,” Verlander said Sunday, two days ahead of his start for the Houston Astros in Game 6. Speculation that something is amiss has been fueled by a study claiming to have found differences in the size and seam height of balls since the 2015 All-Star break.
How Do the Los Angeles Dodgers Recover?
After the Dodgers blew leads of 4-0, 7-4 and 8-7 before overcoming a 12-9 ninth-inning deficit to tie the game (only to lose one frame later), how will they respond? Are they dead men walking going into Game 6, or will they fight back and claw for every inch? Yes, these are world-class professional athletes who have to overcome a multitude of emotions to play in front of thousands of live fans and millions watching at home, but they are human, and it could be difficult to bounce back after such an emotional loss. It’s like Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Boston Red Sox were up two runs in the 10th inning with two outs and no one on base against the New York Mets with the chance to break a 68-year World Series slump.
However, the Mets dinked and dunked their way to a 6-5 victory, and the Red Sox lost Game 7 by an 8-5 score.
The guess here is that the Dodgers fight and hang in there, as they have done all series. This is a team that won 104 games and coasted through the National League playoffs. L.A. has a perfect mix of veterans and younger players and are probably the most well-rounded team in baseball. They’ll put up a good fight.
Here’s what you need to know about Game 6:
Who: Astros vs Dodgers
What: Game 6, 2017 World Series
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
Time: 8 p.m. Eastern
Livestream: Fox Sports Go