January 24 2018

Jansen, Dodgers couldn't wait for October to arrive — Dylan Hernandez

January 24 2018, 01:46 | Sammy Rose

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Game 3 of the best-of-five matchup is Monday at Chase Field. Kershaw's masterpiece was a playoff game against Northwest (Justin, Texas), where he pitched an all-strikeout perfect game. The Dodgers should be a little more crisp in a few areas and along with home-field advantage, that should be the difference.

Puig is now 5-for-9 with a double, a triple and four RBIs in the Division Series, continuing a solid bounceback season. "He said he felt fantastic".

On Friday they were a target that had remembered how to move.

The Dodgers did not have to. And he pretty much lived up to that, pitching six solid innings without the proper command of over half his arsenal. The slider was a grenade at the feet of catcher Chris Iannetta. Ray was just wild.

Taijuan Walker only lasted one inning after allowing 4 hits and 4 earned runs.

The seventh inning continued to haunt the Dodgers in the postseason as Brandon Drury hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer off relief pitcher Brandon Morrow to close the gap to 7-5. The pitch count was low, so you can't really blame Doc for letting Kershaw go out. Could the Indians end their own 69-year dry spell in the Fall Classic that goes back to 1948 against the Boston Braves? "You have to win that game to get here. We'll regroup and be ready for (game two on Saturday)".

He finished the season 5-for-12 with a pair of home runs in the final week, along with a double and three walks. "When you have a lead like that, it's about attacking guys, not giving up free bases". Kershaw is still an ace in every sense of the word. So when a pitcher does make mistakes, he just has a way to capitalize. As the ball left his bat, Puig posed at home plate for a moment and flipped his bat away, even though the low line drive had no chance of leaving the yard. The 33-year-old went 13-1 with a 2.87 ERA at home this season compared to 4-6 with a 3.65 ERA on the road. Corey Seager is now 0 for 8 against him with eight strikeouts.

"These games are dogfights, so it's going to take a team effort and a collective unit", Barnes said. "I wouldn't lie to (manager Torey Lovullo)". "But tonight he wasn't that sharp". It was exciting, hearing the crowd roar.

If the lights of the post-season were not bright enough, Walker took the Dodger Stadium mound with a streak of wildness.

The Dodgers have had a regular season for the ages.

Jaster beat Don Drysdale and Claude Osteen twice apiece.

Notice the only two teams not included in this dream top-five column are the Astros and Nationals.

Which is why many people around the Dodgers blinked Wednesday night when Ray came out of the Arizona dugout during the wild-card win over Colorado. D-backs pitchers threw 100-plus pitches in just four innings. While the Diamondbacks will certainly need a bit of luck on their side when facing Clayton Kershaw, they have a decent rotation as well. His RBI single in the fourth frame put his club ahead 6-1 and he drove in yet another run with a single in the eighth.

But, Godley had to be frustrated.

"He's full of energy and emotion", manager Dave Roberts said.

Ray has always been an effectively wild pitcher as he tied for 10th in the league in walks with 71, but this was another level of wild. The D'backs launched four solo home runs in defeat.

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