Darvish vs. Kershaw – Dodgers Digest

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The Dodgers’ offense jumped in every single place Mike Clevinger early, and the L.A. bullpen pitched 4 scoreless innings to guide the Dodgers to a 5-3 win over the Padres Tuesday in Game 1 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium.

Julio Urias was once dominant, till he wasn’t. It was once a crew effort as soon as once more. The Dodgers had been ready for the location. Without a chosen nearer since Craig Kimbrel was once demoted from the function ultimate month, Dave Roberts has blended and paired relievers relying at the matchup and scenario. So some distance, it’s running. Should the Dodgers advance all of the method to the World Series, we will’t omit to recognize their bullpen has been an integral a part of the historical luck they’ve had this season.

Roberts is going with the similar lineup as Game 1.

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5:37 PM Los Angeles
SS Kim RF Betts
RF Soto (L) SS T. Turner
3B Machado 1B Freeman (L)
DH Drury C Smith
2B Cronenworth (L) 3B Muncy (L)
1B Myers DH J. Turner
LF Profar (S) 2B Lux (L)
CF Grisham (L) LF Thompson
C Nola CF Bellinger (L)
P Darvish (R) P Kershaw (L)

Clayton Kershaw was once the profitable pitcher in Game 2 of the 2020 NLDS vs. San Diego. Two years later, the veteran ace will take the ball for Game 2 of the 2022 NLDS Wednesday night time at Dodger Stadium. This marks Kershaw’s thirty first postseason get started for the Dodgers in his profession. Overall he’s 13-12 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.074 WHIP in 189 postseason innings. The superb southpaw seems to proceed to rewrite his postseason narrative.

Kersh went 1-0 with a nil.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched towards the Padres this season. Over the length of his profession, Kershaw has traditionally ruled the Padres. He’s 23-9 with a 2.03 ERA and 310 strikeouts in 292 innings and 45 common season begins towards San Diego.

Back issues hindered Kershaw once more this season. He was once positioned at the 15-day injured listing two times. In May, he landed at the IL with proper SI joint irritation, and in early August he spent a 2d stint at the IL with low again ache. Although he battled again issues, he endured to be extremely dominant at house this 12 months. He went 6-0 with a 2.39 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 8.0.

Old pal Yu Darvish takes the mound for the Padres. None folks can omit – Darvish integrated – Game 7 of the 2017 World Series. Darvish pitched neatly down the stretch in 2017 for the Dodgers, however his World Series begins that 12 months had been not anything wanting disastrous. He served up 4 runs in 1 2/3 innings in Game 3 and 5 runs in 1 2/3 innings in Game 7.

Tipped pitches and trash can bangers apart, Darvish and the Dodgers want to transfer on from the trauma of the 2017 World Series.

Darvish was once named an All-Star in his first season with the Friars, however hip and again problems lingered for him. He did his best possible to let bygones be bygones and pitched his best possible postseason sport of his profession at Citi Field to overcome Max Scherzer and the New York Mets within the Wild Card Series.

Darvish now returns to the scene of the crime (the 2017 World Series). Both starters have a redemption arc they’d love to be at the profitable facet of.


San Diego didn’t fare neatly towards the Dodgers this season and went 5–14 towards them in 2022. As everyone knows, the postseason is a completely other beast than the common season. Nevertheless, San Diego knew they must come what may topple the juggernaut Dodgers and all their left-handed pitchers to growth within the playoffs. So some distance the brown-hued fathers haven’t found out how to try this but. The Dodgers reputedly have the higher hand on this sequence, however you by no means know what can occur in a five-game set.


First pitch from Dodger Stadium is at 5:37 PM PST on FS1.

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