Oct 09

NLDS Games Two, 2021

On this date in baseball history there were batting championship shenanigans in 1910, Woodrow Wilson became the first President to watch a World Series game in 1915, in 1919 the White Sox lost the last game and the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds amidst unsavory rumors of a fix, the Orioles beat the Dodgers 1-0 in Game Four and swept the 1966 World Series, and much more.

The early game: Braves at Brewers, 2:07 PM PDT, TV: TBS

LHP Max Fried (14-7, 3.04 ERA) takes the hill for the Braves. He’ll face the Brewers’ RHP Brandon Woodruff (9-10, 2.56 ERA). The Brewers are up 1-0 in the series.

The second game: Dodgers at Giants, 6:07 PM PDT, TV: TBS

The Dodgers hand the ball to their 20-game winner and dark-horse Cy Young candidate LHP Julio Urías (20-3, 2.96 ERA). The Giants counter with RHP Kevin Gausman (14-6, 2.81 ERA). The Giants are up 1-0 in the series.

Lineups when available.

Braves:

Brewers:

Dodgers:

Giants:

Oct 01

NL Wild Card Game, 2019

Brewers vs. Nationals, 5:08 PM PDT, TV: TBS

The visiting Brewers send RHP Brandon Woodruff out to the Nationals Park mound to face Washington’s RHP Max Scherzer. The Brewers were 18-4 in games Woodruff started this season, but he’s just back from an oblique injury which caused him to miss six weeks in August and September and isn’t expected to go more than two or three innings. Fortunately for the Brewers, their bullpen has been very good this year. Scherzer has had nagging injuries in the second half of the year and missed much of August. He’s 0-2 with a 3.72 ERA in four postseason starts with the Nats, who have never won a postseason series. They did, however, end the season on an eight-game winning streak, which tops even the Dodgers’ season-ending streak of seven, so they’re hot.

Lineups when available.
Brewers:

Nationals: