Found October 08, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
The NLDS matchup between the Dodgers and Braves is in the books, and the Dodgers are the victors and bound for the NLCS. After watching the four games of the series, here are five observations about the teams and the series.
The Dodgers offense might not be able to be stopped.
In the four game series, Los Angeles hit .333/.390/.572 with seven home runs. Against right-handers, they hit .356/.423/.633. That's awesome news for them going into the NLCS, considering the Pirates have just one left-handed starter and the Cardinals have none. Seven of their eight starters had extra base hits in the series, with Skip Schumaker (of course) being the lone exception.
It wasn't just the strikeouts that doomed the Braves.
All season, the narrative surrounding the Braves was that they struck out too much and relied too much on the home run. And while the team did strike out 42 times and homer just once in the series, it's not fair to point at those two factors as the main...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the Dodgers will turn to ace Clayton Kershaw for Monday night's Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Braves.
Kershaw (16-9, 1.83 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 232 strikeouts), the prohibitive favorite for NL Cy Young and arguably the greatest pitcher in baseball, gets the nod for the Dodgers, who are one NLDS victory from...
The Dodgers are going with their ace.
Facing an opportunity to advance to the National League Championship Series with a victory tonight, the Dodgers elect to start Clayton Kershaw (1-0, 1.29 in postseason) vs. the Braves.
Game 4 starts at 6:37 p.m. on TBS.
In the Dodgers' 6-1 victory in Game 1 on Oct. 3, Kershaw went seven strong innings, giving up three hits and striking...
The Los Angeles Dodgers really want to close out this National League Division Series. They want to end the series tonight so badly that the club may turn to Clayton Kershaw on short rest. Kershaw pitched game one of the series and has had three days rest.
Ken Gurnick and Austin Laymance of MLB.com say that while Ricky Nolasco is listed as the Game Four starter, Kershaw...
The Los Angeles Dodgers made a decision that was met with skepticism yesterday afternoon, announcing they would start ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest in an effort to close out the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NLDS. Their decision wound up working, as they advanced past the Braves and to the NLCS with a 4-3 victory.
Yesterday's appearance marked Kershaw's first start...
There was speculation that the Los Angeles Dodgers could turn to ace Clayton Kershaw on short rest for tonight's pivotal Game 4 against the Atlanta Braves. Instead, the Dodgers will ask right-hander Ricky Nolasco to close out the Nationals League Division Series, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.
The Dodgers' decision was likely made easier by the fact...
After pitching on three days' rest for the first time in his career Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw will be getting a bit more rest before his next start.
Zack Greinke is expected to start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on Friday with Kershaw set to go on regular rest in Game 2.
The team hopes the layoff between series will also benefit rookie pitcher Hyun...
LOS ANGELES -- In the middle of the champagne showers and unabashed whooping Monday night, one picture captured the postgame celebration perfectly.
Clayton Kershaw, drenched from head to toe and still exhausted from his night's work, found legendary Dodger Sandy Koufax standing near the entrance to the clubhouse doors. The two exchanged a heartfelt embrace and a few words -...
There was speculation that, had the Dodgers lost Game 3 to the Braves, they would’ve asked Clayton Kershaw to start Game 4 on short rest in order to help the team avoid elimination. The Dodgers wound up clobbering the Braves in Game 3, moving a win away from the NLCS, and now they’ve asked Clayton Kershaw to start Game 4 on short rest anyway. The official announcement was made...
Juan Uribe’s go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw pitched six innings on short rest Monday night for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves that sent them into the National League Championship Series. “It was a good moment for me,” said Uribe, a Giants World Series hero in 2010 with five career postseason homers....
Clayton Kershaw is the superstar pitcher in Hollywood for the Los Angeles Dodgers and he is dominating in these playoffs so far and the likely favorite to win the NL CYoung. Matthew Stafford is a star in his own right, he is a all-pro quarterback for the Detroit Lions and also childhood friends with the formerly mentioned Kershaw. I guess you are wondering how did this relationship...
LOS ANGELES When the Dodgers took the field for a workout late Wednesday afternoon, they knew almost nothing about their immediate future in the upcoming National League Championship Series.
Except this: Zack Greinke will start Game 1 and Clayton Kershaw Game 2.
Manager Don Mattingly, as he did before his team's first-round playoff series against the Atlanta Braves, gave nothing...
We didn’t plan to write anything about the Dodgers anytime soon; at least, not until they get eliminated from the playoffs, at which point we’ll have to have a celebratory thread, of course. As a general rule, we try to avoid Dodgery topics; but this one was just too good.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are scared. Oh boy, are they scared. And we’re amused.
While the Dodgers shuffled their pitching plans moving ace Clayton Kershaw up to pitch Game 4 on three days’ rest the Braves didn’t waver in their decision not to do the same with Kris Medlen.
Freddy Garcia started Game 4 as planned. Medlen would pitch a Game 5 if necessary on Wednesday.
“That didn’t affect our decision at all” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said before...
Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning
after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a
4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los
Angeles into the National League championship series for the first
time since 2009.