Even though they end up in the cables, the Los Angeles Dodgers believe they still have gas in their tanks to work their way up the hill in the National League Baseball Championship Series.
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After a heartbreaking 5-4 loss in the second game against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday night, the reigning champions of the league are 2-0 and must take advantage of the fans’ encouragement at Dodger Stadium to get back in the game. On the field, however, the task promises to be difficult, since the opponent is in good shape and that in the California camp there seem to be some important elements at the end of the line.
The third match in the series takes place on Tuesday at 17.00 and is broadcast on TVA Sports.
This is the case with the musty Max Scherzer, who complained about his “dead arm” at the end of the work night which ended with two races allowed in four sets and a third. Manager Dave Roberts limited him to 79 shots in his fourth outing in 12 days. Despite the overwhelming fatigue, there is no question of giving up, precisely. It will be up to shooter Walker Buehler to bring the family back to success, even though he has been entitled to less leave than usual.
“It’s unfortunate,” Scherzer told MLB.com about Sunday’s failure. However, we want “Walk” in Game 3, and if the baseball clichés are true, you are not as good as your starter next encounter. So “Walk” will be on the mound, and we really think we can win with him. “
The strategy did not work …
A win when they return home will be crucial for the Dodgers, who can not afford to fall back 3-0. And it takes a lot more to overcome the Braves, who come with the wind in their sails. They erased a 4-2 delay with two races in the eighth round of the previous match.
However, Roberts had chosen to bet that Julio Urias, the author of a season of 20 victories, came relieved. But the strategy did not work and Atlanta eventually came to a decision with the crucial point at the bottom of the ninth.
Now Urias will be available for game 4 on Wednesday, except that he also has to cope with reduced breathing space. For this reason, the leader’s decision was questioned by several observers.
“He had not thrown in the cabinet, and he represented the best option at the time, wanted to justify Roberts. He was prepared for it. It was the perfect place for him, we wanted to go through the eighth round with him before we ended up with. Kenley [Jansen]. “
However, the sequel about Urias does not seem to concern the Dodgers.
“Julio is in a different situation. His pitch is lower. That way he will have a better arm, and he should be ready for his next start, “predicted Scherzer, remembering that the South Pole made 59 shots in the fifth game of the division series against the San Francisco Giants.