The final game of a MLB playoff quadruple header will feature the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the NLDS. Last night, Washington managed just two hits and committed two errors during a 6-0 road loss. SP Patrick Corbin allowed two runs (one earned) and struck out nine batters in six innings for the Nationals.
Thirty-one year old righty Stephen Strasburg (18-6 3.32 ERA) will take the mound for the Nationals on Friday. In five September starts, Strasburg was 2-1 and struck out 36 batters in 30 innings of work.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won 59 of their 81 home games during the regular season and are the favorites in the National League to reach the World Series. In Game One, SP Walker Buehler struck out eight batters and allowed just one hit over six innings to earn the victory. Max Muncy had two hits and drove in three runs for the Dodgers.
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kerhsaw (16-5 3.03 ERA) will draw the start for the Dodgers. Kershaw ranked third in the National League with his 16 wins and seventh with a 1.04 WHIP.