In the meantime, Kasten says he's focused on winning Game 6 against the Milwaukee Brewers and getting the World Series. He totaled five pitches before Brewers manager Craig Counsell removed the starting pitcher from the game at Dodger Stadium. Hyun-Jin Ryu will go for the Dodgers.
All of the United States (except residents of Houston and Milwaukee, of course) seems to be hoping for a World Series between the Red Sox and Dodgers, and with the way the League Series is panning out, this dream might just become a reality.
Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez has apologized after complaining "the fans had no energy" during Los Angeles' Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series. Erik Kratz is back starting at catcher and hitting seventh. He struck out nine, all on breaking pitches, and walked two. Kershaw's career postseason ERA is now 4.11 and it would be much lower if his bullpen had, in the past, done its job more effectively. "Sometimes you're feeling a little bit better or a little bit worse at the plate, but you know you just got to compete, grind it out, and just got to find a way". Milwaukee got only two runners to third base, none after the seventh inning.
The Brewers' Curtis Granderson had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson.
"It was huge to get there to third base, less than two outs, give us a shot to do some things", Turner said.
Yelich, who almost won the NL Triple Crown this season, was hitless in four at-bats.
It took the Dodgers until the fourth inning to get a hit off Woodruff, when Joc Pederson singled, and until the fifth to score a run, on an Austin Barnes RBI single that tied the game 1-1.
The team that hit a franchise and NL-leading 235 home runs in the regular season did it playing small ball instead, driving in all but one of its runs on singles. One of those runs included a home run hit by the opposing pitcher (Brandon Woodruff). Familiar faces such as Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw and even Yasiel Puig have assisted in giving the Dodgers a one-game lead over the hopeful Brewers and look to cement their spot in the World Series on Friday night at Miller Park.
Julio Urias was chosen to NLCS roster over Scott Alexander because "we liked his pitch mix more for this series" Dave Roberts shared with the media. He issued one walk and struck out eight. The only run came around in the third inning when Lorenzo Cain hit an RBI double to center field.