NLDS Games Two, 2016


Dodgers at Nationals, 1:00PM PT, TV: FS1; Radio: ESPN

The Dodgers ask mid-season acquisition LHP Rich Hill (12-5, 2.12 ERA) to win Game Two. He’ll face RHP Tanner Roark (16-10, 2.83 ERA). Hill made six starts for the Dodgers and had a 1.83 ERA to show for them, even with his finger blisters. Roark was a good starter for the Nats in 2014, his first season in the big leagues, finishing 15-10 with a 2.85 ERA. In 2015 he was forced into the long man/spot starter role when the Nationals acquired starter Matt Scherzer from the Tigers. This season Jordan Zimmerman was gone from the rotation due to free agency, so Roark reclaimed his role as a full-time starter.

Lineup when available.

Giants at Cubs, 5:00PM PT, TV: FS1; Radio: ESPN

The Giants ask RHP Jeff Samardzija (12-11, 3.81 ERA) to stop the Cubs from taking a 2-0 lead in the NLDS. The Cubs will counter with Kyle Hendricks (16-8, 2.13 ERA). Samardzija spent the first nine years of his MLB life in the Cubs’ organization until he was traded to the As in 2014. Oddly, Hendricks essentially replaced Samardzija in the Cubs rotation that season, as he made his first start for them five days after Samardzija was traded away.

40 thoughts on “NLDS Games Two, 2016

  1. I’m in total blackout mode today, unfortunately. To avoid getting Steinered, I’ve decided to go with Jaime Jarrín today.

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  3. Disappointed at yesterday’s rainout, but at least there was Schadenfreude later in the afternoon.

    • Certain LA writers were saying the reason the game was postponed was so there would not be another game competing with the Cub/Giants which was on a network owned by Major League Baseball.

  4. Blustery day. Not sure how it will work out in the stadium, where wind is normally not a factor.

  5. Not looking like the “even year” thing is happening. Not today. 4-0, still only one out.