out some aggressions Tuesday and the Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander could unleash his venom on the New York Mets.It is not that Hill has anything against the Mets in particular Will Clark Jersey
, they just happen to be the team in his way now after he took the loss on Thursday in the opener of a showdown series with the club’s National League West rival Arizona Diamondbacks.The Dodgers won three of four games in the previous series against the Diamondbacks to regain first place in the division. Hill’s day to pitch was the only one that did not go to plan.Article continues below ...Further inspiring Hill on Tuesday is the fact that the Dodgers fell out of first place with a 4-2 defeat to the Mets on Monday. The Dodgers now trail the Colorado Rockies in the National League West by a half game.The Dodgers still got a strong start from Alex Wood on Monday and Hill figures to follow the game plan of a fellow left-hander.“This past weekend against Arizona it felt like playoffs, like it’s time to go,” Wood said. “We’ve been playing well lately, and it was a tough one (Monday). Sometimes you have to tip your cap and come back tomorrow and get the (victory).”Standing in the way of both Hill and the Dodgers will be Mets starter Jason Vargas (5-8, 6.56 ERA), who has finally turned a corner after a season that had not met his standards.Vargas is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA over his last four starts and appears to finally be at full strength after spending over a month on the disabled list with a calf strain. Vargas was supposed to start against the Dodgers in June, but he injured himself preparing for that start and hit the DL.At long last, Vargas is finally looking like the pitcher the Mets expected when they signed him to a two-year, $16 million deal in February. Before he went on the DL, he was 2-6 with an 8.60 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP in his first 37 2/3 innings.Finally having all his pitches in sync has not only made Vargas better on the mound, but he has also become the master of the obvious.“It’s a lot easier when you’re able to go at them with three pitches that you know you have command of and you have the ability to make the guys swing and miss with,” Vargas said. “Pitching well is definitely better than pitching bad.”Vargas has suddenly given the much-improved Mets an intimidating 1-2 punch with fellow starter Jacob deGrom, who gave up just one run and two hits over six innings Monday to help set up New York’s series-opening victory over the Dodgers.Hill (6-5, 3.59) has faced the Mets seven times in his career, with five of those as a starter. He is 1-2 against New York with a hefty 7.83 ERA over 23 innings.In four career starts against the Dodgers, Vargas is 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA. He hasn’t faced them since 2013, though, giving up two runs over seven innings as a member of the Los Angeles Angels. Two of the most revered franchises in baseball will square off in the 2018 World Series, as the Boston Red Sox take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.The Red Sox wrapped up the regular season with an MLB-leading 108 wins, while the Dodgers played their way into a sixth NL West title with a Game 163 win over the ColoradoRockies.It's been a long road for both teams Barry Bonds Jersey
, but they now stand just four wins away from a World Series title.Ahead you'll find a full preview of Game 1, complete with TV and streaming info.Game 1 InfoWhen:Tuesday,8:09 p.m. ETWhere:Fenway Park, BostonTV:FoxLive Stream:Fox Sports GoGame 1 PreviewChris SaleBillie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty ImagesThere haven't been many pitching matchups in Game 1 of the World Series that stack up to Clayton Kershaw squaring off against Chris Sale.The southpaws are two of the best pitchers of their generation, and both have been able to stake claim to the title of "best pitcher in baseball" in recent seasons.Kershaw has two excellent starts this postseason sandwiched around one less-than-stellar one:NLDS Game 2:W,8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 KNLCS Game 1:L, 3.0 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 KNLCS Game 5:W, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 KThe 30-year-old has never pitched at Fenway Park before http://www.giantsfanproshop.com/authentic-madison-bumgarner-jersey
, so he was there on Sunday night getting in some bullpen work and presumably the lay of the land:MLB MLBNo days off for Kersh. CTSis5ut8bOnly four players on the Boston roster have faced Kershaw before:Eduardo Nunez:2-for-12, 2B, 3 KJ.D. Martinez:3-for-8, 2B, HR, BB, 2 KSteve Pearce:1-for-2, 2BIan Kinsler:1-for-2, BBOn the other side, Sale has not been his usual dominant self so far this October while battling a stomach issue.ALDS Game 1:W, 5.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 KALCS Game 1:ND, 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 5 KHe's had plenty of time to recover Juan Marichal Jersey
, though, with his last appearance coming on Oct. 13. The 29-year-old posted identical 2.11 ERAs at home and on the road this season, so pitching in front of the home fans will be just another day at the office.Likewise, just four players on the Dodgers roster have faced Sale in the past, and three of them were midseason pickups:Brian Dozier:12-for-47, 4 2B, 3 HR, 2 BB, 14 KManny Machado:6-for-19, 2 2B, HR, 3 BB, 5 KDavid Freese:2-for-5, BBYasmani Grandal:0-for-1Dozier has seen as much of Sale as anyone from when the two shared the AL Central, so expect him to be manning second base in Game 1.Picking up a victory in the opener with your ace on the mound can set the tone for the entire season, so while it's a best-of-seven, a win in Game 1 can go a long way.On Tuesday night, one team will come one win closer to the ultimate goal. All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference, unless otherwise noted.