After a three-year postseason drought — one that actually feels more like a nine-year drought since the Indians played just one game when they made the AL Wild Card game and lost to the Rays in ’06 — Indians fans are getting ready to welcome their team back to the postseason when they kick off their five-game NLDS series against the Red Sox on Thursday night at Progressive Field.
According to ticket provider Vivid Seats, tickets to get into the opening game of the series are starting at just $55 on the secondary market with a median ticket price of $160.
In the subsequent games in Cleveland, Games 2 & 5, the get-in price goes up to $68 and $60, respectively, but you can bet the get-in price for Game 5 will rise should the best-of-five series go the distance.
The last time the Indians played in the ALDS was back in 2007 when they beat the New York Yankees in four games but lost in Game 7 of the ALCS to the Boston Red Sox after squandering a 3-1 series lead.
Game 1 of the series pits the Indians’ Trevor Bauer (12-8, 4.26 ERA) against Red Sox’s 22-game winner Rick Porcello (22-4, 3.15 ERA), while Game 2 features arguably the premier pitching matchup of the series when Corey Kluber (18-9, 3.14 ERA) takes on David Price (17-9, 3.99 ERA).
Bryan Altman is, for some reason, an unabashed fan of the Rangers, Jets and Mets. If he absolutely had to pick a basketball team it would be the Knicks, but he’d gladly trade them for a championship for any of his other three teams.