You've got your ace (Kershaw) on the mound and the ability to have Chase on the bench to use him at any point in time to impact the game, I think holds huge value.
On the bump Saturday night will be Robbie Ray, last seen throwing what he said was basically a bullpen session in the middle of the D-backs' wild card win Wednesday night over Colorado. The only two starters who did not get a hit were Catcher Yasmani Grandal and Leftfielder Curtis Granderson, each were hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts. Walker has a 2.92 ERA in 86 1/3 road innings this season.
Interestingly enough, Arizona won two of those three short starts. In a year when teams collectively scored more runs than in any year since 2008, the Dodgers gave up the fewest runs as a franchise since 2003.
Now they have Ray going in Game 2 on more-or-less regular rest. Last time he faced them was September 4, when he took a flawless game into the sixth inning and ended with the following line: 7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 14 K. But if Ray (15-5, 2.89 in 28 starts this year) is feeling as good as he said he is, it's bad news for the Dodgers.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was wholly unsurprised to witness Puig's tongue-wagging moment, noting that his right fielder is nicknamed "Wild Horse".
Kershaw (1-0) gave up just five hits in 6 1/3 innings, but four of the hits were solo home runs.
"It was a win-or-go-home game", Roberts said.
Walker threw 48 pitches in the inning - 38 before he recorded his first out.
Game 1 of their NLDS matchup begins at 10:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on TBS. Martinez in the sixth, then back-to-back homers in the seventh by Adam Rosales and Ketel Marte. Luckily, those two going 0-4 didn't hinder the Dodgers too much because Justin Turner, Corey Seager, and Yasiel Puig carried the team on their backs and collected all nine runs batted in. During that stretch, he boasts a 3.48 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, which are obviously very un-Kershaw like numbers but are still solid for normal humans.
In the eighth, Seager tripled in pinch-hitter Austin Barnes who led off with a single.
Turner now shares the Dodgers record for RBIs in a postseason game with Pedro Guerrero, who had five in the 1981 World Series, and Davey Lopes, who did it in the 1978 World Series.
One possible result is that Republicans will embrace a more modest plan that provides smaller tax cuts , mostly to businesses. Republicans controlling Congress have no plans to actually implement those cuts while they pursue their tax overhaul.
Like I said last week, these two teams always put on great matches and Sunday will be no different. -New Day vs. When the Prizefighter didn't show up, the SmackDown Live Commissioner once again called him a coward.
It's unclear if Puerto Rico's stressed telecom companies even have the resources to partner with Google on this endeavor. Aid workers are pairing Vanu's devices with other technology, such as inflatable satellite antennas.
The Supreme Court said it was conscious that it had earlier upheld the validity of carrying out the death sentence by hanging. Section 354 of the CrPC provides for execution of death sentence by hanging.
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Knock the Indians down once, knock them down a second time, and all they do is bounce back ready for more . He loaded the bases in each of the first two innings, but managed to hold the Indians to just three runs.
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They were found not far from where Ms Wall's torso was discovered 11 days after she boarded Peter Madsen's submarine on 10 August. But police have said 15 stab wounds were on the torso found at sea off Copenhagen on August 21.
Trump visited a church in Guaynabo where he distributed supplies to hurricane victims, including rolls of paper towels. During Trump's visit to the USA territory on Tuesday, the mayor and president shook hands.
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Jaguars-Steelers, Week 5
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Diwali has come early due to changes in GST rules: PM Modi
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Bauer gets ball for Indians in Game 1
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Saudi Arabia's King Salman Arrives Russia for First Visit
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