SAN DIEGO — Behind a frenzied sold-out crowd at Petco Park on Friday evening, the Padres took a 2-1 lead within the National League Division Series with a 2-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 3.
It was once the primary postseason recreation in entrance of enthusiasts at Petco Park since 2006, and now San Diego is only one win clear of attaining the NL Championship Series for the primary time since 1998.
Outfielder (*4*)Trent Grisham was once once more the hero, hitting the go-ahead and decisive homer within the fourth inning. He’s hit 3 homers this postseason and has the Padres at the precipice of a significant disappointed over the rival Dodgers, who gained 22 extra video games than San Diego all over the steady season.
It will have to make for a fair crazier setting for Saturday’s recreation, as San Diego local Joe Musgrove begins for the Padres, reverse Dodgers lefty Tyler Anderson.
“That was surreal,” Grisham said. “To see the city come together and cheer us on like that was nuts. That was the craziest game I’ve ever been a part of. And they got their guy [Musgrove] pitching tomorrow night, so I feel like that’s the encore. We’ll see what happens tomorrow, but that was unbelievable.”
The Dodgers have had their possibilities, however have had hassle cashing in, as they went 0-for-9 with runners in scoring place. It prolonged their streak to 19 directly at-bats with out getting successful in the ones eventualities. But the Dodgers stay assured, regardless of having their backs towards the wall, as they have got quite a few postseason revel in to lean on.
“Tomorrow is a new day,” said right fielder Mookie Betts. “We’ll go out there and play and see what happens. We’re going to go out there and keep trying to play the same game and not try to do anything different.”
When is the sport and how can I watch it?
First pitch for Game 4 of the NLDS will probably be at 9:37 p.m. ET/6:37 PT and will also be seen on FS1. All video games are to be had in the United States on MLB.TV (authentication to a collaborating Pay TV supplier is needed). Live video games also are to be had in make a selection international locations outdoor the United States. For complete main points click on right here.
Who are the starting pitchers?
Dodgers: Anderson (15-5, 2.57 ERA) will probably be making his first postseason get started since Game 2 of the 2018 NLDS towards the Brewers, when he was once with the Rockies. Anderson was once one of the vital Dodgers’ ideal pitchers all over the steady season and earned his first All-Star nod. Anderson went 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA in 4 begins towards the Padres this season, nevertheless it gained’t get a lot larger than his subsequent get started because the Dodgers face removal at Petco Park.
Said Musgrove: “The energy is going to be high, and I’m excited that I get the opportunity to somewhat decide our fate.”
Musgrove is coming off seven scoreless, one-hit innings towards the Mets on Sunday. In his most up-to-date get started towards the Dodgers, he held them scoreless over 5 innings on Sept. 28.
What are the starting lineups?
Dodgers: Though the bats had been held quiet the final two video games, the Dodgers gained’t make many adjustments to the starting lineup that helped them win 111 video games all over the steady season. Cody Bellinger will have to be again in middle box and Gavin Lux gets the beginning at 2d base towards the right-hander Musgrove.
Padres: The Padres have caught with in large part the similar lineup towards righties. But they’ve shuffled issues moderately a bit of towards left-handers. It’s value questioning whether or not Jurickson Profar or Ha-Seong Kim begins within the leadoff spot. The bet this is Kim, who’s 5-for-12 lifetime towards Anderson. Brandon Drury will nearly no doubt get started towards Anderson, too, making an allowance for their previous matchups and his general good fortune towards lefties. That leaves the Padres with a Wil Myers/Josh Bell resolution.
How will the bullpens line up after the starter?
Dodgers: Everyone with the exception of for Andrew Heaney will probably be to be had for the Dodgers. Dustin May might be the primary pitcher out of the bullpen, particularly if the Dodgers want some period in the back of Anderson. But with the Dodgers going through removal, everybody will probably be to be had, if wanted.
Padres: The Padres have discovered a bullpen components that works; be expecting them to persist with it. Robert Suarez has emerged because the staff’s number one set-up weapon, and he’d probably be to be had for a couple of innings because the bridge to nearer Josh Hader. Fellow right-handers Nick Martinez and Luis García had been superb in high-leverage roles as neatly, and lefty Tim Hill may well be relied upon to get a difficult left-handed hitter or two.
Dodgers: Trea Turner jammed his correct ring finger within the 8th inning of Game 3 on a slide to start with base. X-rays got here again unfavorable for Turner and he expects to play within the must-win recreation. The greatest take a look at for Turner will probably be gripping a bat.
Padres: Profar is struggling with a nagging toe harm, nevertheless it hasn’t compelled him from the lineup. Still, supervisor Bob Melvin has used José Azocar as a late-game substitute on this collection, with Profar not able to run at 100%.
Who is sizzling and who isn’t?
Dodgers: Justin Turner has struggled to get going on the plate on this collection, going 1-for-10 thru 3 video games. For the Dodgers to be at their ideal, they’ll want Turner to show issues round. Smith has additionally struggled during the last two video games of the collection, going 1-for-his-last-9.
Padres: Is any person in all of the game warmer on the plate than Grisham at this time? Grisham’s 3rd playoff homer on Friday evening tied him for 2d amongst Padres hitters in one postseason. Meanwhile, Nola, hitting in the back of Grisham within the No. 9 spot, continues to paintings his manner on base. On the turn facet, the 1B/DH trio of Bell, Myers and Drury have all struggled, leaving the Padres with some attention-grabbing lineup choices.
Anything else enthusiasts may need to know?
• In the historical past of best-of-five postseason collection, groups conserving a 2-1 lead have long gone directly to win the collection 67 of 93 instances (72 %). In Division Series with the present 2-2-1 structure, groups up 2-1 and taking part in Game 4 of their house ballparks have complex 21 of 26 instances (81 %). In 15 of the ones cases, the collection has led to Game 4.
• No staff has ever misplaced six regular-season collection to an opponent, then gained a postseason collection towards that very same opponent. The Padres misplaced all six in their earlier collection towards the Dodgers this yr — and 9 directly general.
• The Dodgers gained 22 extra video games than the Padres this season. No staff has gained a playoff collection towards a staff thus far forward within the standings for the reason that White Sox beat the Cubs to win the 1906 World Series.