What will happen in hardest series to predict — NLDS questions

Posted Octubre 09, 2017

Locastro said he will go to tonight's game and then travel to Arizona to keep working out in case Los Angeles needs him later. So sometimes you shake your head. "Had he wiggled out of that jam, this team, we've overcome three-run deficits quickly".

The fourth and fifth innings were the roughest for Arizona, as they gave up six runs between the two frames. "When you have a lead like that, it's about attacking guys, not giving up free bases and pounding the zone". The Diamondbacks are expecting a lot out of Walker considering his average statistics and his lack of postseason experience.

- It's been six long years since the Arizona Diamondbacks had a taste of postseason fever. Hill was 0-3 against the Diamondbacks with a 5.03 ERA.

What do we make of the Dodgers' rotation? .

The Diamondbacks finally found their mojo in the seventh inning with another home run from Brandon Drury, who plated Jake Lamb and Ketel Marte with a first-pitch cutter from Brandon Morrow. The three-time National League Cy Young winner made 27 starts during the regular season finishing with a 18-4 record with a 2.31 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 202 strikeouts in 175 innings. Robbie Ray will go up against Rich Hill in Game 2 on Saturday.

"These games are dogfights, so it's going to take a team effort and a collective unit", Barnes said.

Some of baseball's norms just don't apply to the exuberant Puig. Six of those seven runners scored with two outs and five of those seven scored with runners on first and/or second base.

This season Dodgers' hitters compiled the lowest O-Swing percentage in the majors at 26.2 percent.

"Kyle is a great story". Ray's a tough one. Have that good at-bat. "He just competed right there".

In the other NLDS game, the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 6-3 to tie the series 1-1 with the defending World Series champions. They haven't enjoyed the same luck against the Dodgers. "So I think if I just follow my game plan, I think it should be good". The left-handed Ray had four starts with at least 10 strikeouts against the Dodgers this year, which is stunning. He last pitched in relief in the D-backs' 11-8 home win over the Rockies in the NL Wild Card GAme Wednesday, allowing one earned run on two hits with three stirkeouts and no walks in 2 1/3 innings. And he lived up to that as well.

Is this Arizona's best chance to get one back?

This is October, right? But the Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman is putting together some impressive postseason numbers.

Baseball teams rarely have time to look around. "I wouldn't lie to him". I think that's the first time in his career that's happened. Defensive misplays by Dee Gordon and Hanley Ramirez were the reasons.

Kenley Jansen entered the game in the eighth inning for a five-out save, his ninth career postseason save and the third in which he had to pitch one inning or more. "Every game is gonna be exciting". "Going into that inning, Doc told me if anybody get's on, he's going to me, and that's what happened. We just have to continue to put the pressure on them". The Dodgers have the lock 2017 NL Rookie of the Year in Cody Bellinger (.267, 39 HRs, 97 RBIs) and the best starting pitcher of his generation in lefty Clayton Kershaw. Getting runners in scoring position and getting hits allowed the Dodgers to stay ahead through the entire game. If they draw, then they are more most likely to make it to Russia but if they lose then it gets hairy. It was exciting, hearing the crowd roar.

And true, he is 1 for 6 lifetime against Zack Greinke, the D-Backs' starter in Game 3 Monday night in Phoenix.