Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, hoping today is not the last day of Dodger season.
Breaking down Game 3
--This season is beginning to look an awful lot like the last three seasons.
--At the time I am writing this, there is still no word on who will start for the Dodgers in Game 4 today. I’d go with Julio Urias and save Clayton Kershaw for a potential Game 5. Why? Because I think you have a better chance winning with Urias in Game 4 than Hill in Game 5.
--Maybe Carlos Ruiz should have gotten the start in Game 3 instead of Yasmani Grandal.
--Kenley Jansen sure picked a heck of a time to have his worst outing.
--If you missed it, the Giants won last night, so today’s Dodgers game starts at 2 p.m. PT.
--Kenta Maeda had an ERA over four the last two months of the season. That’s the Maeda that showed up yesterday too.
--Again, the Washington bullpen shut down the Dodgers, giving up only two hits and one walk in 4 2/3 innings.
--The Nationals were three for eight with runners in scoring position. The Dodgers were 0 for 4.
--The only starter hitting above .250 for the Dodgers is Justin Turner (.500).
--I have a bad feeling about today’s game. I hope I’m wrong.
--If you are stuck someplace and can’t watch the game, consider following our live coverage of every Dodgers playoff game. You can see them at www.latimes.com/sports.
The rest of the schedule
Game 4: Today, Washington (TBA) at Dodgers (TBA), 2 p.m. TV: FS1
Game 5 (if necessary): Thursday, Dodgers (TBA) at Washington (TBA) 2 p.m. (5 p.m. if only one NLDS game). TV: FS1
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What others are saying
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