Fox Sports’ MLB playoffs coverage begins tonight and finishes at 8:00pm ET, as the Red Sox and Astros square off at Fenway Park.
As we head into tonight’s game, we’re looking at the best possible time for viewers to watch and to enjoy the Red, White and Blue.
The game will begin at 7:00am ET, with the broadcast beginning at 7.15am ET.
This will give viewers plenty of time to catch up on all of the action.
The game will then wrap up at 8.15pm ET with the Red Bulls hosting the White Sox.
The first half of tonight’s broadcast is a bit different to the previous two broadcasts, with more action on the field as the game progresses.
This is why we’re taking a look at the most important games from tonight’s first half.
The Red Sox are coming off a thrilling 4-3 win over the Houston Astros, in which Pedro Martinez and Xander Bogaerts combined for two hits.
In their previous series, the Red and White Sox split a 2-2 tie on the road.
Tonight, however, the Sox are headed into the game against the Astros as a wildcard team.
The Red Sox were the only team to make the playoffs last season, but their playoff chances are still slim as a result.
The Astros had the best season in baseball last year, but the team’s struggles in the postseason resulted in a 6-23 record in the regular season.
After a tough first half, the Astros fell apart in the second half and fell into a tie for the third-worst record in baseball.
The Astros also had a terrible start to the season, going 6-13 before finally getting their act together last year.
This year, Houston is now 11-9 after sweeping their first three games.
The White Sox, meanwhile, have been outscored by just five runs (0.25 runs per game) in their last six games.
The team’s only other victory of the regular campaign came in their final game of the season on April 19, as they beat the Blue Jays 4-1.
This team has been struggling a lot since then, and it’s been clear they have a lot of work to do to make a playoff push this year.
The biggest difference tonight between tonight’s Red Sox-Astros game is that it’s the first time we’ll see the Astros lineup this season, as Carlos Correa and Yoan Moncada have been designated for assignment.
This gives the Astros the option of starting two players for tonight’s series, with one of them being the designated hitter.
As usual, the lineup changes are quite dramatic.
The first pitcher to face the Astros is the one who had the worst start to last season.
Jake Peavy was the pitcher who struggled the most against the Red for most of the year.
It wasn’t until his team was outscattered 6-2 in the first inning that the Red held a lead.
After losing a lead of 7-0 in the bottom of the first, Peavy threw four innings of scoreless ball.
Peavy gave up five runs on five hits with four strikeouts.
His ERA has been under 1.00 since his first start of the 2015 season, which was on April 6th against the Yankees.
The Sox didn’t have a closer until May, when they traded for Adam Warren.
The bullpen has been pretty effective for Peavy, as he allowed just one run on six hits with five strikeouts against five walks.
It’s not surprising that he was the best pitcher in the starting rotation in his first two starts of the 2014 season.
After two scoreless innings of relief, the second pitcher to go through a scoreless inning will be the one to start tonight’s Game 3.
This time, it will be David Price.
Price, in his debut for the Red to date, threw four scoreless frames.
He allowed a hit with three strikeouts and a walk.
The next batter he faced, J.J. Hardy, had no outs in the eighth inning and had a one-out single that scored Josh Donaldson.
The eighth inning scoreless outing is the longest scoreless game of Price’s career.
The next batter on the mound for the Astros will be Alex Bregman.
Bregmen is the first pitcher since June 27, 2014 to start the series against the White on Opening Day, which is now 20 years ago.
Brelman had a scorelessness inning of relief for the first two games of this season against the Blue.
His next start will be April 9th against Houston.
The last batter to go up against the Sox will be Lance McCullers.
McCullers had a hitless inning of work in his start against the Orioles last year and didn’t face the Red until April 11th.
His first pitch was a ball that scored the tying run on a single.
The Blue scored on the next pitch of that inning,