Sport Dodgers tab Kershaw for NLCS opener

03:40  13 october  2017
03:40  13 october  2017 Source:   thescore.com

Cubs' Hendricks to start Game 1 of NLDS against Nationals

  Cubs' Hendricks to start Game 1 of NLDS against Nationals Kyle Hendricks tops out at about 88 mph. He looks and talks more like a college professor than a professional baseball player. He is among the most anonymous players on the star-studded Chicago Cubs. He also is the Game 1 starter for the defending World Series champions.Hendricks gets the ball Friday night when Chicago visits the Washington Nationals for the opener of their NL Division Series. He also started its previous postseason game, helping the Cubs win in Cleveland in Game 7 for their first championship since 1908."Excited to get out there," Hendricks said Wednesday.

Cubs confident they can make Dodgers sweat. Dodgers tab Kershaw for World Series opener . No time to bask in NLDS glory for Dodgers '€™ Clayton Kershaw . Montero's PH slam lifts Cubs over Dodgers 8-4 in NLCS opener - Story - www.fox32chicago.com.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound Saturday for their National League Championship Series opener against Roberts added that left-hander Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the best-of-seven NLCS , but is still contemplating whether to start right-hander Yu

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Cubs come back on Scherzer, Nationals win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5

  Cubs come back on Scherzer, Nationals win 9-8 in NLDS Game 5 <p>Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5.</p>The defending World Series champion Cubs trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the fifth inning off two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. They then led 9-6 and held on, with the help of Davis' longest appearance since 2012 and a key pickoff by catcher Willson Contreras in a game that lasted more than 4 hours and ended after midnight Friday. Davis struck out a swinging Bryce Harper to finish it off.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound Saturday for their National League Championship Series opener against Roberts added that left-hander Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the best-of-seven NLCS , but is still contemplating whether to start right-hander Yu

The World Series kicks off Tuesday at Chavez Ravine, with the Dodgers playing host to either the Houston Astros or New York Yankees. Though he wasn't especially sharp in his lone division series start, Kershaw , the three-time Cy Young award winner, fared better in the NLCS , limiting the Cubs to

The Los Angeles Dodgers will send ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound Saturday for their National League Championship Series opener against either the Washington Nationals or Chicago Cubs, manager Dave Roberts announced Thursday.

Roberts added that left-hander Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the best-of-seven NLCS, but is still contemplating whether to start right-hander Yu Darvish in Game 2 and left-hander Rich Hill in Game 3, or vice-versa.

Related: Kershaw ain't right, and that could spell trouble for the Dodgers

Kershaw, who led the National League with a 2.31 ERA (180 ERA+) during the regular-season, wasn't his dominant self in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, allowing four runs - on four solo homers - over 6 1/3 innings in a 9-5 win. The shaky outing didn't help dispel Kershaw's reputation as a mediocre postseason performer, as the three-time Cy Young award winner now owns a career 4.63 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 15 starts and four relief appearances in the playoffs.

Dodgers' Hill to start Game 2 of NLCS, Darvish goes at Wrigley

  Dodgers' Hill to start Game 2 of NLCS, Darvish goes at Wrigley The Los Angeles Dodgers' rotation behind Clayton Kershaw has been set. Manager Dave Roberts announced Friday that left-hander Rich Hill will get the ball in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium.&nbsp;Manager Dave Roberts announced Friday that left-hander Rich Hill will get the ball in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium. Yu Darvish will have to wait to pitch until Game 3, when the series shifts to Chicago, with Alex Wood following him in Game 4.

The World Series kicks off Tuesday at Chavez Ravine, with the Dodgers playing host to either the Houston Astros or New York Yankees. Though he wasn't especially sharp in his lone division series start, Kershaw , the three-time Cy Young award winner, fared better in the NLCS , limiting the Cubs to

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers ' rotation for the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World is almost settled. • Kershaw announced as starter for NLCS opener . Ace will be followed by Darvish and Hill (in some order), then Wood in Game 4.

Wood, incidentally, didn't pitch at all in his club's three-game NLDS sweep of the Diamondbacks. An All-Star for the first time in his career this year, Wood finished the regular season with a career-best 2.72 ERA (154 ERA+) and 3.97 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 25 starts and a pair of relief outings.

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