Nelson Figueroa Previews World Series

The Red Sox and Dodgers will meet in the Fall Classic

Taz and the Moose
October 22, 2018 - 10:25 am

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MLB Network analyst Nelson Figueroa dropped by CBS Sports Radio to break down the World Series, which begins Tuesday in Boston. 

The Red Sox and Dodgers advanced to the Fall Classic after beating the Astros and Brewers, respectively, and while both teams can hit home runs, don’t be surprised if the ball stays in the park for much of the series.

“The big thing in this series is going to be the lack of home runs,” Figueroa said on Taz & The Moose. “These are teams that didn’t live and die by the home run, but they can put up home runs in bunches. The Dodgers have so many weapons that they can mix in and out. Full lineup changes. It’s almost like a hockey team with a line shift. They can bring in a whole all-righty lineup, and they can bring in the all-lefty guys off the bench to mix and match. That's going to be the biggest key for the Dodgers – having that advantage of being able to switch those guys out.”

The Red Sox host Games 1 and 2 Tuesday and Wednesday before the series shifts to Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday.

Click below to hear more of Figueroa's thoughts on the series.