This is one Fall Classic that has a great chance to live up to its name. The Houston Astros will play the Los Angeles Dodgers — the first showdown of 100-win teams since the Baltimore Orioles and Cincinnati Reds met in 1970. The Astros were born in 1962 and have never won a World Series, so as recovery efforts in Houston continue after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, you know what this would mean to the city. The Dodgers have a storied history but are finally in the World Series again after 29 years. We have two exciting teams with superstar power. Here’s a quick preview:

Clayton Kershaw versus Justin Verlander

They won’t be facing each other, as Kershaw is lined up to start Game 1, while Verlander will probably start Game 2, but it will be wonderful drama to see these two aces in the World Series. They are arguably the two greatest pitchers of this generation — since Verlander’s rookie season in 2006, Kershaw ranks first in WAR among pitchers and Verlander ranks second — but neither has a ring. Verlander has pitched in two World Series and has gone 0-3 in three starts with a 7.20 ERA, while Kershaw is obviously in his first World Series.

“When you’re a kid, you just hope you make it to the big leagues,” Kershaw said after the Dodgers clinched the National League Championship Series. “So to get to say you’re going to go play in the World Series, it’s an incredibly special moment. … You know, we have four more wins to go, obviously. But we’ve heard 1988 so long in L.A., it feels good to say that we’re getting to the World Series in 2017, and with four more wins, hopefully get to get one home.”

Verlander is coming off two spectacular American League Championship Series starts, holding the Yankees to one run over 16 innings and recording 21 strikeouts. Kershaw isn’t necessarily at the top of his game or in peak physical health after missing time with a back injury over the summer, but you also get the feeling that it’s such a relief for him to get here that he’ll pitch without the same burden and pressure as earlier rounds. He also hasn’t had to pitch on short rest like in previous postseasons, and in his three starts, he threw 100, 87 and 89 pitches. Look for both to show why they’ve dominated the game over the past decade.

Dodgers’ bullpen on fire

In going 7-1 in the postseason, the Dodgers have been the one team that hasn’t had to scramble in the bullpen. Manager Dave Roberts hasn’t used starters in relief — except Kenta Maeda, who was moved to the bullpen for the postseason — and hasn’t had to extend his top two relievers, Kenley Jansen and Brandon Morrow. Jansen appeared in seven of the team’s eight games, but he topped out at 18 pitches and only had to pitch twice on back-to-back days. Morrow also appeared in seven games, throwing 8⅓ innings but just 102 pitches over the 14 days it took the Dodgers to play both series.

Collectively, the Dodgers’ bullpen has allowed four runs in 28⅔ innings with 32 strikeouts, two walks and a .125 average allowed. It didn’t allow any runs in 17 innings against the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Maeda has been a revelation, throwing harder out of the pen with five perfect innings so far in the postseason.

So, how do the Astros to get to the Dodgers’ pen? Somehow, you have to get Roberts off his script. He hasn’t really had to make any tough decisions with his bullpen. His starters have only gotten two outs in the seventh inning in eight games, but even that has been by design, as only Clayton Kershaw in a Game 1 blowout in the division series was extended past 90 pitches. You either have to get to the starters early and force Roberts to use the back end of his pen — Ross Stripling or lefties Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani in suboptimal matchups — or at least find a way to run up the pitch counts on Maeda, Morrow and Jansen.

Chris Taylor, Justin Turner and Yasiel Puig versus Astros pitchers

The Cubs never figured a way to get these guys out. All three have playoff OPS figures above 1.000, and Turner and Puig have posted .500 OBPs. Yes, small sample size and all that and Cubs pitchers certainly had trouble throwing strikes, but the three also showed a lot of discipline at the plate: