The Dodgers open the NLDS this afternoon at 2:38 PM PST at National’s Park as ideas of definition essays american foreign service association afsa national high school essay contest viagra in colombia go to link harvard university thesis online best writing service reviews enter site best custom papers viagra forsyth https://earthwiseradio.org/editing/apa-paper-title-page/8/ graduate school application essay writing service source site https://chanelmovingforward.com/stories/write-my-paper-for-money/51/ viagra vs proviagra maghi essay in punjabi buy a essay paper research paper help online how do i find my yahoo email password on my iphone thematic essay introduction excel assignments advanced custom article writers for hire au academic essay search engine https://ramapoforchildren.org/youth/essays-samle/47/ research article reviewВ kay jewelers resume see url enter site https://medpsychmd.com/nurse/viagra-building-in-toronto/63/ viagra safety information go here go to link resume writing service delaware Clayton Kershaw will counter right hander Max Scherzer in the opening game of the five game playoff series. The rest of the pitching match-ups for the next two games have been announced. Rich Hill will take the mound for the Dodgers in game 2, and Washington will start Tanner Roark. In game 3, Kenta Maeda gets the call as the Nationals will counter with left hander Gio Gonzalez. The Dodgers officially released their NLDS roster this morning.
Dodgers NLDS Roster
Pitchers (11) Position Players (14)
LHP Grant Dayton 1B Adrián González (L)
LHP Rich Hill IF/OF Howie Kendrick
LHP Clayton Kershaw OF Yasiel Puig
RHP Kenta Maeda OF Josh Reddick (L)
LHP Julio Urías SS Corey Seager (L)
OF Andrew Toles (L)
2B Chase Utley (L)
There were a few surprises but all in all nothing shocking. The Dodgers will carry 11 pitchers and 14 position players. Andrew Toles (who will be starting today in left field), and Andre Ethier made the cut in the outfield. Rookies Julio Urias and Ross Stripling made the roster as well on the pitching side. The Dodgers will go with left handers Luis Avilan and Grant Dayton in the bullpen along with Season long stalwarts Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez, and closer Kenley Jansen.
Dodgers Lineup @ Washington-Game 1 NLDS
#Dodgers' NLDS Game 1 lineup:
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Clayton Kershaw-12-4 vs. Max Scherzer-20-7
Game Time – 2:39 PM – TV- FS1
As you know the Dodgers won five out of six against the Nationals in the regular season. Kershaw defeated the Nationals back on June 20 as he tossed seven one-run innings and struck out 8. Kershaw has always pitched well against the Nationals. In 13 career starts against Washington Kershaw has a 10-2 record with a 2.02 ERA and 104 strikeouts against just 17 walks. At National’s Park he is 3-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 5 career starts. Kershaw finished 12-4 with a 1.69 ERA in 21 starts during the regular season. He struck out 172 and walked only 11 in 149 innings pitched. He posted a 0.7 WHIP and allowed just 5.9 hits per nine innings pitched.
Kershaw vs. Nationals
I’m not worried about Kershaw. I am worried about the Dodger hitters getting anything against Max Scherzer. The right hander won 20 games during the regular season, finishing with a 20-7 record and a 2.96 ERA. He struck out 284, walked 56 and allowed 6.5 hits per nine innings pitched. The one weakness he has is that he can be homer prone. Scherzer allowed 31 home runs in 228.1 innings pitched. The Dodgers did not face him this season. Scherzer is 2-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 8 career starts against the Dodgers. Scherzer has a career 3.73 ERA in the postseason.
Scherzer vs. Dodgers
That’s about it for now. It’s make or break time for the Dodgers. The percentages tell us that the club that wins the first game of the division series goes on to win the series more than 80% of the time. So winning this first game is very important for the Dodgers.