NLCS Recap: Braves Ambush Dodgers Late For Game 1 Win

James Marshall
October 13, 2020

Each franchise is unbeaten over five postseason games, and each presents a unique challenge with established and rising pitching staffs.

On the other hand, Walker Buehler will get the start for the Dodgers.

First pitch for NLCS game 2 is scheduled for 3:05 PM PT on FS1.

Major League Baseball announced that it would host fans in the stands as the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers battle it out for a spot in the World Series.

The teams combined to hit four homers in the game. You know, that team fronted by Christy Mathewson and Iron Joe McGinnity while being managed by John McGraw. In between, Marcell Ozuna dropped in an RBI single.

Walker Buehler allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven and walked five in five innings for the Dodgers. The Dodgers are 9-1 with Buehler on the mound this season including the postseason.

Riley greeted reliever Blake Treinen with a 448-foot drive to left-centre, giving Atlanta a 2-1 lead and generating a familiar noise in the ballpark that only got louder. In the postseason, he is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, a 0.69 WHIP, three walks and 17 strikeouts over 11.2 innings of work.

Austin Riley led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking homer that sparked a four-run outburst, and the Atlanta Braves opened their first National League Championship Series since 2001 with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. They'll send out left-handed Max Fried who went 7-0 in the regular season with a 2.25 ERA to face Walker Buehler, who went just 1-0 in eight starts. This marks his first career start against the Dodgers.

Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday, with Braves rookie Ian Anderson set to face three-time Cy Young Award victor Clayton Kershaw. The Dodgers are looking to earn their first World Series crown since 1988 despite all their recent success. They added three more runs, including two on Ozzie Albies' two-run homer. The Braves threatened with back-to-back one-out walks in the fourth inning, but Buehler retired the next two batters faced.

Through one inning at Globe Life Field, the Dodgers seemed in fine shape for a team that trailed 1-0. Will it pay dividends?A sweep ending to the NLDS.

Justin Turner referred to as a workforce assembly earlier than the Dodgers started the NLDS, simply to remind teammates the postseason may be hard, even for one of the best groups.

Entering the opener, neither the Braves nor the Dodgers had lost in the playoffs, and Los Angeles, coming off the best record in the 60-game regular season, was heavily favored.

In the second start, this time against the Marlins, he allowed four runs on six heights with four strikeouts and no walks.

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