Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers
NLDS, Wednesday, Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, CA at 8:37 PM (EDT)
The Line: LAD -160 O/U 7
A trip to the National League Championship Series is on the line in Wednesday’s Game 5 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. With their backs against the ropes, the Nationals came out swinging in Sunday’s 6-1 shellacking of the Dodgers. However, they’ll face even longer odds in a closeout game slated to take place at Dodger Stadium. Do they have what it takes to upend the Dodgers in a massive upset? A pitching duel between Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg and Los Angeles’ Walker Buehler takes center stage in the series finale.
Can The Nationals Pull off another Upset?
The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 2-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1.
Stephen Strasburg hit his mark as a starting pitcher in Game 2 of the series, when he threw 10 strikeouts in six innings, while only allowing one earned run. A repeat performance would instantly be remembered as one of the greatest moments in Nationals’ franchise history. Imagine the Wild Card Nationals bursting onto the scene and knocking off the No. 1-ranked Dodgers—a team most expected to advance all the way to the World Series. Pitching has been key in this series considering both wins have come in games where the Nationals have held the Dodgers to no more than two runs. It’ll be interesting to see if they can muster that sort of dominant performance in a high-profile closeout game.
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