Ways for Braves to Bounce Back and Steal NLDS Game 2

Clayton Kershaw earned the right to start Game 1 for the Dodgers

Clayton Kershaw earned the right to start Game 1 for the Dodgers

"He had command to both sides of the plate, command at the secondary", Roberts said.

The Dodgers kept their lineup intact in facing their second straight right-hander. "It was nice to get the first game out of the way". Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times National Baseball Hall of Famer and former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda talks with sex therapist, media personality, and author Dr. Ruth Westheimer before the Dodgers game.

In a surprise move, Ryu earned the Game 1 nod over three-time Cy Young Award victor Clayton Kershaw. They struck out 10 times. So how did the turn around happen? The big-hitting rookie never got into the swing at Dodger Stadium, and neither did the rest of the Atlanta Braves. He loaded the bases with two outs before striking out Yasiel Puig. During Turner's time in the DL the Dodgers went 16-24, but after he returned to the team the Dodgers ended up with a 75-47 record. "He's one of the best, and he showed it". Without Turner, the Dodgers would not be close to winning the division this year. He's now 8 for 16 with 4 homers against him in his career.

Machado now has three home runs on 3-0 counts, and they've all come this season. Why are the Dodgers only scoring from solo home runs? Also, Muncy was just trailing Mike Trout by.001 points in ISO in the whole Major League Baseball.

The Braves' offense was anemic again.

Buehler for his part came into the season as one of the Dodgers best prospects, and he did not disappoint. This postseason Kershaw faces less pressure as the Dodgers' playoff rotation is deep and talented.

Aside from Buehler the rest of the pitching staff has been great.

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The 20-year-old Acuna reached on shortstop Manny Machado's error to lead off the sixth but was caught stealing when he missed a sign from third base coach Ron Washington. It has been a more than just a couple of players involved in achieving this. Ryu was unbelievable at Dodger Stadium, with a 1.15 ERA and a.896 WHIP.

Ryu threw a season-high 104 pitches in this one. Ryu went 7-3 with a 1.97 ERA during the regular season, while missing three months of action with a groin injury. Rich Hill as well has not set the league on fire but has been a reliable starter throughout the year.

The Braves are back in the postseason for the first time since 2013, having won 90 games in earning the NL East title earlier in their rebuild than most projected. We have more off days now during the season, so it kind of worked out that way. The only other major league team to open a postseason series with back-to-back shutouts was the 1921 New York Giants.

All in all, this is still a unsafe team going into the playoffs.

The only slip Ryu made was when he mistook the second out of the fourth inning for the last out and started walking toward the dugout. Kershaw can opt out of the final two years of his contract after the World Series.

Whether the three-time NL Cy Young Award victor agrees with them might be altogether different.

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