Braves LF Duvall leaves NLCS opener with left oblique issue
Oct 15 2020
The Braves went on to win the game 7-0 and the series 3-0.
Los Angeles trails 2-0 in an NLCS for the first time since 2013, when it lost in six games to St. Louis.
On Tuesday, the Dodgers announced that Kershaw has been scratched from his scheduled Game 2 start due to back spasms. That pushed Tony Gonsolin into the starting role.
The Braves drove in runs in bunches in the fifth.
The Dodgers put-together an 11-run first inning, which is the highest-scoring inning of all-time in an Major League Baseball postseason game.
Jose Altuve and Michael Brantley hit solo homers for Houston.
Anderson allowed just one hit and struck out five in four scoreless innings Tuesday, but his outing was cut short after he gave up five walks and threw 85 pitches.
The Dodgers erupted for more runs in the 1st inning than any team ever has in the postseason.
Duvall was in obvious pain after fouling off a pitch from Dodgers right-hander Walker Buehler in the second inning. In the playoffs, Urias is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA, a 0.63 WHIP, one walk and 11 strikeouts over eight innings of work. Game 4 of the neutral-site series in Texas is Thursday night. This will be Wright's first career appearance against the Dodgers. Cody Bellinger followed with a triple, driving in Smith, but AJ Pollock grounded out to end the game as Atlanta took a two games to none lead in the best-of-seven series.
The hard-fought advantage accrued by Atlanta over the first two nights of this series evaporated in the first inning of a 15-3 Dodgers drubbing.
The Atlanta Braves' pitching staff was roughed up for the first time this postseason - and it happened in historic fashion.
The Cubs beat San Diego 13-0 on October 2, 1984 behind two home runs from Gary Matthews, and one each from Bob Dernier, Rick Sutcliffe and Ron Cey. He also went deep in the Braves' NLCS Game 1 victory on Monday night and is now the fourth Braves player with a home run in back-to-back games this postseason, joining Dansby Swanson, Travis d'Arnaud, and Ozzie Albies. Riley's homer broke a 1-1 tie in the ninth inning and sparked the four-run ninth. First baseman Freddie Freeman got the scoring started with a two-run blast in the fourth. Then the @Braves made a decision to #MixItUp.
Justin Turner called a team meeting before the Dodgers began the NLDS, just to remind teammates the postseason can be challenging, even for the best teams.
In 2019, L.A. fell in the National League Division Series to the Washington Nationals, who later won the World Series.
The 1976 Cincinnati Reds and 2007 Colorado Rockies started their postseasons 7-0 while the 2014 Kansas City Royals started theirs 8-0.
Gonsolin, the first of seven Dodger pitchers, took the loss.