Swing batter! The Los Angeles Dodgers are traveling to Washington D.C. on Oct. 13th for the final game of the opening round of MLB playoffs against the Nationals. Watch every pitch of this huge NLDS game 5 at 8pm EST online here!
Does it get any better than this for baseball fans? It is the middle of October and the MLB playoffs are in full swing. After a grueling series, the Nationals and Dodgers will have one final game to determine who will move on to the NLCS and a chance at a trip to the World Series. On the mound for Washington will be their killer ace Max Scherzer and the Dodgers will answer the call with leftie Rich Hill. WATCH THE DODGERS VS. NATIONALS ONLINE HERE.
Rich, the 36 year-old journeyman from Boston, Massachusetts, began his career pitching for the Cubs and has played for 7 other teams before coming to Los Angeles at the tail end of his career. Rich has a wicked slow curve which dips into the low 60’s and his four-seamer gets up to 91. He will be going to war in this game with an ERA of 2.12 and a 2016 regular season record of 12-5.
The Nationals have one of the best pitchers in the game taking the mound in Max. The rightie from St. Louis is coming into the postseason with 20 regular season wins and an ERA of 2.96. Max can really deal some heat and his fastball can get into the high 90’s. He can also fool hitters with his slider, cutter, curve and change. The winner of this game will go on to battle the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. Good luck to all the teams!
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for in this big game 5? Do you think the Dodgers can get a win on the road or will the Nationals get the big win? Let us know who you think is the stronger team!