Clayton Kershaw was absolutely dominant in his Game 1 outing against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night – looking everything like a pitcher who’s about to win another Cy Young Award should in the playoffs. Striking out 12, Kershaw allowed just one run over seven innings of work – keeping the Braves’ bats quietly on their shoulders for most of the outing. Meanwhile a quartet of Dodgers had multiple hits in the game (Mark Ellis, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, and A.J. Ellis) as the Dodgers cruised to a 6-1 victory to open the series on the road.
Today’s Game 2 matchup figures to be another good affair between the two teams arguably considered the favorites in the National League.
Date: Friday, October 4th
Start Time: 6:00 PM EST
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Venue: Turner Field
TV Info: TBS
Radio Info: ESPN Radio, 570 FOX Sports (LA), 680 AM/93.7 FM (ATL)
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.
Mike Minor will take the hill for Atlanta, looking to prevent the team from being in an 0-2 hole as they head out to Los Angeles following the game. Minor was 13-9 with a 3.21 ERA on the year, pitching extraordinarily well in a pair of outings against the Dodgers during the season. Los Angeles will counter with Zack Greinke, who’s 15-4 record and 2.63 ERA have actually gone overshadowed this year by the play of his own teammate.