On this episode, Jared and I talk about the Dodgers taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the National League Championship Series. Suffice it to say, we are excite.
The Dodgers got down early 1-0 when Kyle Schwarber launched a ball into the left-center field bleachers, but that was the only blemish for Yu Darvish in his biggest start as a Dodger. He settled down and went 6 1/3 innings, struck out seven and even drove in a run with a bases loaded walk! With two outs! In a 3-1 game! Dave Roberts is a mad genius.
Andre Ethier, still alive contrary to popular belief, homered in the second to tie the game at 1. Chris Taylor launched a ball almost 450 feet to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Taylor also added an RBI triple in his next plate appearance. He’s good. The Dodgers would tack on four more runs over the course of the game, and it never really felt like the outcome was in doubt.
Chad wrote a great recap if you want to read more in depth about, say, Yasiel Puig and Javier Baez‘s friendly exchange at second base in the ninth inning or the weirdness that was the top of the 8th inning that saw the Dodgers score a couple runs thanks to a passed ball strikeout and a sacrifice fly.
Tonight, Alex Wood takes the mound for the first time in almost a month looking to send the Dodgers to a place they haven’t been in 29 years. Make it happen!
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