Truth is, the
They just knew they needed a strong start from Ryu to keep the Dodgers from looking at an 0-3 hole in the
Ryu not only gave them a strong outing, he gave them the outing of his life, holding the
Ryu no-hit the Cardinals through the first four innings, and gave up only three hits on the night. He struck out four and walked one.
This was a long way from the left-hander who was chased after three innings in his divisional start against the
The victory leaves the Dodgers down two games to one in the best-of-seven series. Game 4 is scheduled Tuesday here at 5 p.m. PT.
The Dodgers got a lift when
The Dodgers scored twice off
Here is an inning-by-inning recap of Game 3 of the NLCS:
Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0 (final):
The Cards finished with just three hits.
The Dodgers added one more against the Cardinals' bullpen.
Crawford, showing some
Nope, Wilson got the next three consecutive Cardinals, including two looking at called strike threes.
The Dodgers now have it set up for
Things are moving at pretty crisp clip right now.
The Cards got a one-out single from
Ryu, however, is at 108 pitches and the Dodgers have pitchers up in the bullpen, so that's likely it for the left-hander. All he's done is hold the Cardinals scoreless for seven innings on three hits.
Through six innings, Wainwright has thrown 81 pitches (52 strikes) and
It was announced that Cardinals third baseman
Through his six innings, he has allowed two hits and a walk.
The Dodgers' new offensive strategy: hit it to center-fielder
The Dodgers, however, were unable to capitalize on the leadoff triple.
That left two on with no outs, but when Jon Hay his a soft liner to shallow left, Descalso broke for third. Which was a very bad idea.
Gonzalez took third when
For Puig, who was 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts in the series, it had to be great relief. He stood on third and bounded his hands together.
It was only the second of their 26
He has now retired 11 consecutive Cardinals.
The Dodgers remain in their offensive slump in the early going. They've managed one hit through three innings after being retired in order in the third.
After three innings,
Another easy inning for
By this time in his last start, he had given up four runs and was done for the night.
That was a pretty unimpressive inning for the Dodgers, who failed to hit the ball out of the infield.
This is not looking anything like the last
He is throwing first-pitch strikes, and after retiring the Cardinals in order in the second, has yet to allow a hit.
Ryu, who lasted only three innings in his division start against the
That's a good sign because Ryu had allowed a first-inning run in 19 of his 31 starts.
It's a call to arms, also ankles and rib cages.
The Dodgers will tape themselves together and try to salvage the
Ramirez announced he would try to play first, which may have put some pressure on
Ethier said his message to Manager
And then see what happens.
The Dodgers can't know how much their walking wounded can do until they try. If it becomes too much, then come the reserves.
When you’re down 0-2 and facing St. Louis ace