2019-10-03 19:37:00 EDT
The Washington Nationals are set to visit Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California for an NLDS clash against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Washington Nationals ended the regular season with a 93-69 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning the NL Wild Card game over the Milwaukee Brewers, 4-3. Max Scherzer received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings. Juan Soto had a productive game from the plate for the Nationals as he contributed 2 RBIs.
The Washington Nationals are set to start Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.25 ERA) who struggled in his latest start as he gave up 6 earned runs in 4.1 innings against the Cleveland Indians. Patrick Corbin had success in his 1 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season as he went 7 scoreless innings while striking out 8 batters.
The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this matchup with a 106-56 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after closing their season finale with a win against the San Francisco Giants, 9-0. Rich Hill received the starting nod for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he had success as he went 3 scoreless innings while striking out 4 batters. Will Smith had a big game from the plate for the Dodgers as he went 2 for 3 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to start Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings against the San Francisco Giants. Walker Buehler had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he is posting a 2.92 ERA.
The Washington Nationals had an impressive come from behind win against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card as they put up 3 runs in the 8th inning, but they have to put that win in the rearview mirror and travel out West. The Dodgers are not an easy out for any team as they are the top team in the NL, and they will be thiteming one of their top arms in Walker Buehler who is 14-4 with a 3.25 ERA. The major difference in this game will be the Dodgers bats against the Nationals bullpen as they have guys like Bellinger, Turner, and Muncy who can make an impact on one swing of the bat.