The Los Angeles Dodgers have already punched their ticket to the 2017 World Series. But they have to wait for the conclusion of the American League Championship Series before they can face their worthy opponent.
As the Yankees prepare to face the Houston Astros, former Dodgers manager and Hall of Fame pitcher Tommy Lasorda decided who he wants the Dodgers to face.
And for the record, it’s not the Houston Astros.
Tommy Lasorda says he hopes the Dodgers get a shot at the Yankees.
The Yankees and Dodgers have some Fall Classic history together; both teams have met in the postseason 11 times. Their latest encounter was in 1981. The Yankees won eight World Series (1941, 1947, 1949, 1952 – 1953, 1956, 1977 – 1978) to the Dodgers three (1955, 1963, 1981).
The Yankees are one game away from their first Fall Classic since 2009, and can become the new American League Champions as early as tonight. But the Yankees have to face Justin Verlander and the Astros at Minute Maid Park, and it won’t be an easy task. The Astros, like the Yankees, are undefeated at home.
Despite that, the odds are in the Yankees favor since Dallas Keuchel and Verlander will be unavailable for a potential Game 7. If they can clinch the ALCS, then two of baseball’s most exciting teams will take centerstage to decide who will be this year’s champion.