Dodgers fans are likely hungry for some redemption against the Astros, likely in the form of some sort of physical punishment. But based on quotes from a few players, we might not be getting that.
With the announcement of baseball returning this week also came the news that the Dodgers would get a chance to face the Astros. But even though fans would like to see a few fastballs planted between the letters, Kenley Jansen is not on board. He spoke about that particular subject on ESPN’s The Sedano Show this week.
I feel like we are the true champions in 2017. It should be us, we got cheated. But if we’re going to play (The Astros) this year, I’m not going to throw at them. That’s not cool. I don’t wish anybody to do that, to throw at people. Just play them and try to be my best
For Kenley, it’s a matter of going out there and competing every day. Sure, Dodgers fans feel like they were the true champion of the 2017 season. But drilling a few Astros’ hitters likely won’t change anything, at least from Kenley’s point of view.
And with a 60-game season at hand, there might be something to that. The Dodgers are going to have to start fast, and every game is going to matter during this short season. So maybe 2020 isn’t the most ideal year to be throwing at the Astros. After all, giving away free bases often leads to free runs.
The Dodgers’ Ross Stripling also talked about the Astros on our podcast this week and said the players want it decided on the field. Whatever their plan is, here’s hoping that the Astros have the worst season of all time.