The Dodgers/Nationals NLDS game 2 has been postponed because of rain. The game will be played tomorrow at 10 AM PST. According to the weather service the rain was not going to let up anyways, so maybe this is a good thing.
The Dodgers probably like this because they have stated that they don’t want Rich Hill pitching in the rain or wet conditions because of his blister problems. Now this gives him an extra day of rest and hopefully the conditions are dry on Sunday. The pitching match-up on Sunday should be the same with Hill going up against right hander Tanner Roark.
Today's game has been postponed. Game 2 will be played at 10 a.m. PT tomorrow at Nationals Park. pic.twitter.com/YwLNKHUdOT
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 8, 2016
The Dodgers have a 1-0 series lead after their thrilling and heartburn inducing 4-3 win over Washington. Clayton Kershaw pitched 5 innings allowing 3 earned runs on 8 hits and struck out 7. The Dodger bullpen pitched 4 shutout frames with Kenley Jansen recording a five-out save.
Corey Seager and Justin Turner provided most of the offense. Both hit home runs against opposing starter Max Scherzer. Seager hit a 433-foot solo home run to straight away center field in the first inning and Justin Turner’s two-run shot in the third gave the Dodgers a 4-0 advantage. You can check out the recap and highlights from game 1 here.
The series will shift to Dodger Stadium on Monday afternoon for games 3 and 4. Kenta Maeda is scheduled to pitch game 3 for the Dodgers as the Nationals will counter with left hander Gio Gonzalez. Neither club has announced a starter for game 4, if there is one.