Atlanta Braves What We Learned From Game 1 Vs. Dodgers

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp

He was doing what he wanted to do, missing bats, the no-walk, and really competed well. It would be surprising to see Kershaw lose this one, but it's baseball, and we all have learned to expect the unexpected. His last start came in game 163 on Monday, when he tossed 6.2 scoreless innings and struck out three. He laughed upon realizing the gaffe.

Ryu missed 3 1/2 months of the season with a groin strain, then returned August 15 to post a 1.88 ERA in 52 2/3 innings.

Donovan Farrell got an unexpected birthday present Friday night - a Manny Machado home run ball and a meeting with the man who hit it.

Suffice to say, Machado contributed to a birthday that may never be topped for Donovan, who himself is a shortstop.

He chased around to grab a ball hit by Camargo and fired to first in time for the initial out of the fourth.

Kershaw was the Dodgers' starting pitcher to open the postseason each of the past five seasons, but manager Dave Roberts said the decision to have Ryu start Game 1 and Kershaw Game 2 "was more of just trying to appreciate that both games have equal importance, and what we can do to put both pitchers in the best position to succeed". (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times) Dodgers fans Art Ortiz, left, of El Monte, and Justin Barca, right, of Sierra Madre, cheer on the Dodgers as they play the Atlanta Braves in the first game of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium. It concluded when he gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, including two home runs, in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers.

The Dodgers long-time ace went out and dominated in Game 2 of the 2018 NLDS against the Braves, securing a 3-0 win to help his team take a 2-0 series lead. "But Ryu threw so unbelievable last night that you just want to match him".

But his move to the series opener bumps a Dodgers pitching legend to Game 2.

They were due to host Game 2 yesterday. Regardless, one heck of a game from Kershaw.

The Atlanta Braves had a disappointing start in game one against the Dodgers but there were several important takeaways fans should be focusing on as Atlanta gears up for an important game two in the series.

Foltynewicz gave up four runs and three hits in two innings. The left-hander struck out three and walked none in remaining unbeaten against Atlanta throughout his illustrious career.

The Dodgers loaded the bases later in the first.

He found trouble again in the second. Turner walked in front of Muncy, who lifted a Foltynewicz pitch into the seats in right-center field for a 4-0 lead.

"That three-run home run was big for all of us, including me", Ryu said.

Kike Hernandez hit a solo homer off reliever Brad Brach in the sixth before a crowd announced at 50,947.

David Freese added a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning for the Dodgers' final run.

Other than Acuna's double and his single in the ninth, they were limited to a two-out single by Inciarte in the fifth.

After that, he retired 12 consecutive batters before a pair of two-out singles to Ender Inciarte and former Dodger Charlie Culberson in the fifth.

They also had the opportunity to take photos with Braves alumni and the 2018 NL East Championship Pennant.

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