A few minutes before
A grand slam by
"Can't be high enough," Roberts said. "It's going to be a fun Game 5 to watch."
The Dodgers earned the privilege of rest by completing a sweep of the
Roberts declined to reveal much about the team’s planning for the next round.
"To set it in stone right now makes no sense," Roberts said. "Without digging into matchups, home-road, weather, things like that."
The Dodgers will await to see how left-handed reliever
"Is there a potential that we make another roster change that we feel might benefit us? It's a possibility still," Roberts said.
The Dodgers faced Washington and Chicago in the postseason last year. A five-game series with the Nationals drained the Dodgers, who required Kershaw to pitch in relief for the save in the deciding game. The Dodgers ran out of steam against Chicago and made a bevy of mistakes to lose in six games.
Unlike last season, the Dodgers hold home-field advantage this October. It is a spoil of their regular-season supremacy, and another reason for them to feel comfortable as the Cubs and Nationals prepared to play Thursday. A long flight to the West Coast awaited the winner, where they would meet a Dodgers team with its rotation lined up and its bullpen rested.
"Being able to set your rotation, not having to travel the first two games of the series, I think are huge advantages," Roberts said. "That's the byproduct of having the season that we had. To be at home, and watch games, and see how things work out and go through workouts the next few days, we're in a good place."