Atlanta Braves What We Learned From Game 1 Vs. Dodgers

Dodgers fans belt out support in game 1

Dodgers fans belt out support in game 1

They were due to host Game 2 yesterday.

The Los Angeles Dodgers' curious starting pitching decision to open the National League Division Series suddenly looks like a load of trouble for the Atlanta Braves. He won't rest on his laurels for this one start.

"Maybe a tick, for sure", Kershaw said of earning some extra satisfaction.

The Dodgers, winners of six straight going back to the do-or-die games that ended their regular season, joined the 1921 New York Yankees as the only teams with shutouts in their first two games of a single postseason, according to Stats LLC. He can opt out of his contract after the World Series.

The Braves didn't advance a runner past second base in the game.

Friday's outing will be Sanchez's first in the postseason since 2014 with the Detroit Tigers.

If the series goes to a deciding fifth game, Roberts would again have to decide between Ryu and the ace who has been the face of the franchise for years.

"It doesn't have to all fall on his shoulders like it has in the past", starter-turned-reliever Alex Wood said of Kershaw. "When they are getting on and setting the tone for the guys behind them, it takes the pressure off". He relied more heavily on his slider, lived on the outer edges of the strike zone and induced a lot of early contact, characteristics that he eloquently displayed in his most important start of the season. Buehler ended up as one of the Dodgers best starters and in the last month of the season, he pitched gem after gem against playoff contenders.

In the season opener of the Dodgers Triple-A affiliate, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Walker Buehler started and Max Muncy hit a home run. "And it was good for him to experience this", Snitker said.




Foltynewicz threw 28 pitches in the first and nearly didn't get out of the inning.

Kershaw is 4-0 with a 1.73 ERA against Atlanta in the regular season and 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in the postseason.

Kershaw was 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA during the regular season, fourth in the NL.

The 31-year-old Ryu missed 3 1/2 months of the season with a groin strain and returned August 15 to post a 1.88 ERA in 52 2/3 innings. Kershaw had a 3.89 ERA in September. That's when the fans in Los Angeles booed Roberts.

"If it does and he has to pitch, then we'll adjust and regroup from there", Snitker said.

Like the Dodgers, the Braves aren't the same team they were a year ago. This was Atlanta's first playoff appearance since 2013, when they lost to the Dodgers in four games. "It was good to see, and we needed that one".

Braves leadoff hitter Ronald Acuna Jr. fared only slightly better, going 2 for 8 with two strikeouts.

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"I don't know that moving guys around, giving them different looks in the lineup when you're swinging the bats like we are is even the answer", he said, "but we'll try something a little different".

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