Greinke is probably the Diamondbacks' best chance to stop the Dodgers from scoring their way out of every problem. That much was evident by the team's celebration on the field after Kenley Jansenstruck outPaul Goldschmidt to end the game. The Boys in Blue jumped into that exact pool in September 2013, after clinching an NL West title against the Diamondbacks. Clayton Kershaw - who didn't even need to pitch in relief in this particular NLDS after his memorable turn a year ago against the Nationals - can start the NLCS opener Saturday on seven days' rest, with Rich Hill, Darvish and Alex Wood all well-rested and ready to take their turn.
The Dodgers now proceed toward what they hope will be the valley of the shadow of history.
Clay Bellinger was a member of the 1999 and 2000 World Series champions as a Yankees backup and had the briefest of cameos with another champion, the 2002 Anaheim Angels. "It's not something to brag about". That was all that Yu Darvish would lead as he was steady in his Dodger postseason debut.
"It's a long road", he said. Los Angeles had several problems versus Arizona that I thought would carry over into the postseason, but thankfully they proved me wrong. "And I feel like this year there really isn't". Through four innings he allowed just two hits and no runs.
Both starting pitchers were an afterthought by the time the game was over, as neither lasted five innings.
"That's the way our offense ticks", all-star third baseman Justin Turner said. He threw 71 pitches through three innings, and 88 through four. It's about taking our walks - six, seven, eight walks. It was simply embarrassing for Arizona, and their pride wouldn't allow them to let Los Angeles do the same thing Monday night after winning Game 3.
Today's game has a scheduled start time of 10.08 p.m. ET and takes place from Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. This means we're unlikely to see horses on the field again. "Getting ahead, sometimes with off-speed [pitches], and then throwing [fastballs at] 97, 98 [mph] - it was very, very impressive". So I think that buy-in was huge for him. It's not a matter of what [pitches] he should throw, and when.
Darvish, who has made mechanical adjustments and tightened up his repetoire since going to the Dodgers before the trade deadline, sliced through the D-backs lineup easily through five innings, retiring 13 hitters in a row. The Cubs lead that series 2-1, with game 4 scheduled for Tuesday in Chicago.
The 22-year-old Bellinger is the youngest Dodger ever to homer in the postseason - he's 75 days younger than Corey Seager was when he set the mark last fall. "This is a group of 25 guys who understand what it takes to win games". Darvish hasn't been as reliable as usual this year and it's hard to put a lot of weight into his strong finish to the regular season considering the competition was not the best the Major League Baseball has to offer. And if that's the case, the Dodgers, for all their historic highs and alarming lows, will gladly occupy the rarefied space they carved out for themselves following a 104-win season and three more wins this week. But in Game 2, the Dodgers' superior depth won out.
The USA had beaten India in the opener on Friday, with Durkin, Josh Sargent and Andrew Carleton scoring the goals in the 3-0 rout. Salim Abdourahmane struck Niger's goal in the 59th minute to seal the win.
The world No. 2 eased past Russia's unseeded Daria Kasatkina 6-2, 6-1 in 69 minutes and will face Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko next. The Romanian held the momentum in the second set to win the last three games of the match to seal a place in the final.
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I was playing good at the beginning of the second and probably I had nearly match point with those two break points for 3-love. He will now face Grigor Dimitrov , no. 3, who defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-2.
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He struck out Michael Brantley swinging in the second inning with the bases loaded, holding the Indians to one run. I think he was at 80, and it was set up for our bullpen. "So, yes, I'm pretty prepared to go into the game".
France top the standings, but still have a long way to go, as the top four teams in the group have a shot at qualification. In Group H, Greece moved above Bosnia and Herzegovina into second place by rallying to defeat Cyprus 2-1.
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