A team with 107 wins and a team with 106 wins. Considering the postseason games, there are 109 people each. A rival of 133 seasons, it is connected not only through its origins in New York, but also through its pioneering role in westward travel. In the fifth example of baseball history, teams with more than 100 wins each face off in a post-season winner match.
It’s hard to get bigger than this.
Who: Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants
what: National League Division Series Games 5
when: 9:07 EST
where: Oracle Park in San Francisco
why: Winners advance to National League Championship Series with Atlanta
How can I see it? The game will be broadcast on TBS. The TBS stream will be available on some streaming services such as HuluLive and YouTube TV. It will also be available to some users through TBS.com.
Julio Urías of the Dodgers is about as established as the starting pitcher. He made 32 starts this season without the appearance of relief and advanced to 20-3 with 2.96 ERA. He then started and defeated the Giants in Game 2 of this Division Series.
Still, his team decided “from the top of the Dodgers organization down.” Coach Dave Roberts has determined that 25-year-old Urias is not the best option to start Game 5 of the winner game. Opener, Corey Knebel.
“It doesn’t mean it’s high risk, it’s not,” said Roberts, who sent a text message to Giants manager Gabe Kapler last night. “But it’s open to potential criticism. I imagine it’s already there.”
He is right about it. This certainly seems like a typical case where a very smart organization betrays itself. Roberts said Urias was the only starter to use this way, based on Urias’ track record of flexibility. He finished the NLCS and World Series last fall with 15 out of 19 career postseason appearances from the bullpen.
Former All-Star Closer with Milwaukee, Knebel succeeded as an opener in four tries, earning one earned run in five and two-thirds innings. He is right-handed and Urias is left-handed.
“The Giants were a great ball club all year round, and on the offensive side, they were the best team in baseball as long as they had the advantage of matchups and platoons,” Roberts said. There may be several matches in the future throughout the game. “
The Roberts and Dodgers front offices know the team better than news media fans and members. But it was still jarring to see, and as always, I asked Roberts about the shortcomings of simply getting Urías started.
“If he starts the game, he can see the friendliness, so there is a downside to starting him,” Roberts said. “He faced this team just five days ago. Those guys stack up and set up the matchups they want.
“There are drawbacks to doing it the way we choose to do this. Corey has never started a playoff game, but in the end, both players can handle this. believe.”
So you have it. Related Note: Today is the 56th anniversary of Round 7 of the 1965 World Series, with another Dodgers left-handed Sandy Koufax playing against the Minnesota Twins. Koufax had a two-day rest and released nine innings.
Baseball is endlessly fascinating and probably more fascinating today than ever. But how did the boy change his times?