MEANWHILE, IN TEXAS…

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MEANWHILE, IN TEXAS…

HOU vs. LA

The Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in game one of the World SeriesTuesday night, and the championship series should start off with a bang. Both teams are rolling out their staff aces, with the Astros starting Dallas Keuchel and the Dodgers giving the ball to Clayton Kershaw. Keuchel has been phenomenal this postseason, allowing just five runs over 17 1/3 innings after winning fourteen games with a 2.60 earned run average during the regular season. Kershaw, meanwhile, is one of the game’s all-time greats, but he’s had a “down” playoffs by his impeccable standards, with a 3.63 earned run average over three starts. He’s got a career 2.36 earned run average in nine seasons and is a three-time National League Cy Young winner, but he’s historically struggled in the playoffs, going 6-7 with a 4.40 earned run average in 106 1/3 innings. Both pitchers will have to deal with the heat, with temperatures expected to be around 95 degrees at the game’s start—the hottest temperature ever for a World Series game, according to USA Today.

Toddler Tragedy

The father of a missing three-year-old girl in Dallas was arrested on Monday, facing a charge of injury to a child, according to the Dallas Morning News. Wesley Mathews, 37, was arrested the day after the body of a young child was discovered less than a mile from the home of three-year-old Sherin Mathews. The girl went missing two weeks ago, after Mathews sent her outside to an alley near their house as punishment because she refused to drink her milk. Mathews told police that he went to check on the girl fifteen minutes after he sent her outside, but she was gone. When she did not come back, he told police that he went inside and did laundry while he waited for it to get lighter outside or for her to return on her own. He also told police that he knew coyotes had been seen in the alley. Police have said the body that was found is “most likely” Sherin Mathews.

And Other Things

Beloved Texan writer and all-around good guy Shea Serrano just got a sitcom on ABC, The Hollywood Reporter first reported. Serrano, a San Antonio native who authored two books—The Rap Yearbook and Basketball (and Other Things)—that both landed on the New York Times’s Best Seller List, will write the script of the pilot and serve as the show’s co-executive producer alongside Mike Schur, the guy behind NBC’s “The Good Place” and Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The show will be a single-camera comedy based on Serrano’s life growing up in San Antonio in a family with five uncles, who all have different perspectives on manhood. “Got tired of waiting for there to be more Mexicans on TV so I asked @KenTremendous (Schur) to help me try & make a family sitcom for ABC about them,” Serrano, who now lives in Houston, said in a tweet on Friday after news of the pilot broke.