Playoff time! The National League Division Series kicks off in Washington when the Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in a best of 5 series. Watch every ball, strike and home run from game 1 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 7th at 5:30 EST online here!
The aces will be on display when the best pitchers in baseball take the mound in the first game of this National League playoff game. The 3-time Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Los Angeles Dodgers against another Cy Young winner in Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals. This is going to be one of the best matchups in the postseason and no baseball fan will want to miss a single inning of this epic game. WATCH THE DODGERS VS. NATIONALS ONLINE HERE.
The Dodgers are sliding into the playoffs with a 91-71 record after dropping 3 in a sweep by their division rival San Francisco Giants. The Nationals however have the home field advantage in this series with a 95-67 record. The Nats also have the momentum coming into this game with a 2-game winning streak after taking 2 of 3 from the Florida Marlins.
This game will no doubt be decided on the mound. With two Cy Young winners dealing, this will be a classic defensive war with a no-hitter from either team easily possible. Clayton however, might be shaky after a weak finish to his regular season due to injury. Meanwhile Max has been lights-out for the Nats mowing down batters with his 2.97 ERA. While Max has earned 20 wins this season, Clayton was only able to notch 12 W’s. With a little run support, either of these studs could easily jump up and take the win.
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this first game of the NLDS? Do you think the Dodgers can steal a game on the road or are the Nationals too strong? Who will you be rooting for in this epic duel?