Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 8:37 PM (Dodger Stadium)
The Washington Nationals are set to visit Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California for game 2 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 0-1 record in the series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-0. Patrick Corbin received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings. The Washington Nationals only recorded 2 hits as a team, but Trea Turner was able to contribute a double.
The Washington Nationals are set to start Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 3 scoreless innings while striking out 4 batters against the Milwaukee Brewers. Stephen Strasburg had success in his 2 starts against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season as he is posting a 2.08 ERA.
The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this matchup with a 1-0 record in the series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 1 against the Washington Nationals, 6-0. Walker Buehler received the starting nod for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he had success as he went 6 scoreless innings while striking out 8 batters. Max Muncy had a big game from the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to start Clayton Kershaw (16-5, 3.03 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning without giving up a hit. Clayton Kershaw had success in his 1 start against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings.
The Los Angeles Dodgers showed why they are arguably the best team in the MLB in game 1 of this series as they dominated the Washington Nationals on all facets of the game. Both of these teams will have their top starters going to the mound, but I like what Clayton Kershaw has to offer as he has been very good in the playoffs. The Dodgers have one of the top lineups in baseball, and this game might be a matter of who will score first. The Nationals bullpen looked terrible against the Dodgers in game 1, and I think similar trends follow here.