Dodgers at Cubs, 5:00PM PT, TV: FS1
I’m pretty sure when RHP Kenta Maeda (16-11, 3.48 ERA) signed with the Dodgers last off-season he didn’t expect to be starting Game One of the NLCS. Nonetheless, that’s what he’s doing. He’ll face LHP Jon Lester (19-5, 2.44 ERA) of the Cubs. Yes, another lefty. Maeda started Game Three against the Nats in the NLDS and gave up four runs on five hits in three innings. Lester started Game One of the other NLDS against the Giants and threw eight shutout innings to pick up the win.
We all know the history here: the Dodgers haven’t won a World Series since 1988, but that pales in comparison to the Cubs, who haven’t made it to a Series since 1945 and haven’t won one since 1908. What more needs to be said?
In case you missed it, yesterday Orel Hershiser posted this:
Could not be prouder of Clayton!!
— Orel Hershiser (@OrelHershiser) October 14, 2016
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 15, 2016
I don’t know why Twitter isn’t posting those in normal format. Click the Pic link to see the Dodgers’ roster for the NLCS.
Someone post the lineup when it’s up; I’ll be dining out at game time (what was the committee thinking)?