Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:45 PM (Nationals Park)
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for game 3 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this matchup with a 1-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 2 against the Washington Nationals, 4-2. Clayton Kershaw received the starting nod for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings. Max Muncy h1ad a solid game from the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he contributed a solo-HR.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to start Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-5, 2.32 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 7 scoreless innings while striking out 7 batters against the San Francisco Giants. Hyun-Jin Ryu had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he is 1-0 with a 0.61 ERA.
The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 1-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 2 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-2. Stephen Strasburg received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings. Anthony Rendon had a solid game from the plate for the Washington Nationals as he went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.
The Washington Nationals are set to start Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning while striking out 3 batters against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Max Scherzer had success in his 1 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season as he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings.
The Washington Nationals matchup well with the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Dodgers are still the far superior team as they should represent the NL in the World Series. The Nationals will be throwing arguably their best starter in Max Scherzer, but he has already started to see a heavy workload this postseason with 2 games under his belt. The Dodgers will have Hyun-Jin Ryu on the mound who is posting a 2.32 ERA, and they expect him to be a top-end starter for the postseason which is why they started limiting his pitches in the regular season. The Dodgers have the better bats and should be able to give the pitching staff enough support.