Let the video games begin as the Dodgers show up in Houston to deal with the Astros.

The scenarios aren’t quite what fans were hoping they would be the very first time the Los Angeles Dodgers get a chance to specific vengeance versus the Houston Astros, however here we are.

The 2 teams who faced each other in the 2017 World Series that was ruined by an unfaithful scandal are set to play in front of an empty stadium this week.

However Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson squandered no time at all in throwing shade toward the Astros, who were shown to have actually used prohibited sign-stealing techniques on way to beating the Boys in Blue in seven video games to steal a champion in 2017.

As the team arrived in Houston, the Dodgers Instagram account posted a photo of the players leaving the team airplane. Pederson posted an Instagram story of himself stepping onto the tarmac with the caption “Bangggg.”.

The Astros infamously utilized wastebasket at Minute Housemaid Park to tip off their hitters of impending pitch types. The variety of bangs corresponded to whether a fastball or breaking ball was coming.

Upon discovering the Astros cheating scandal in November, a number of Dodger players have actually revealed both anger and disappointment in reflecting to what could have been.

” It does not make it any simpler, and it simply brings those same sensations of getting over something that you worked so hard for as a group, and it was just taken from you is difficult,” Pederson informed press reporters in November. “What are you going to do? It’s over with.”.

The most telling example of the house field benefit produced by the Astros in 2017 comes at the cost of Clayton Kershaw. After looking dominant in your home in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series, all of a sudden whatever altered when he was forced to pitch in Houston. The future Hall-of-Famer tossed 51 sliders and curveballs, and somehow got absolutely no swings and misses. It was since the Astros knew what was coming.

New Astros manager Dusty Baker wasn’t part of the team who cheated; in reality, he was employed to offer a different face of management. Nevertheless, he made some fascinating remarks over the offseason in essentially saying the Dodgers did too much talking in the offseason about the scandal.

” Well, I don’t think you state absolutely nothing to them,” Baker said on the Starkville podcast with Jayson Stark and Doug Glanville. “They’ve done a fair bit of talking themselves. And nobody is beyond some type of guilt. Everybody got something that they don’t want somebody to learn about. Nobody resides in glass homes.”.

It will be remarkable to see how the team responds on the field. Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts has attempted to play down the rematch in interview leading up to the series.

Due to the unique schedule this season, the Dodgers will deal with the Astros twice in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday, and after that once again in Los Angeles in August. However fans will have to wait up until next year (hopefully) to voice their displeasure with the trash-banging cheaters.