NLDS Games Four, 2019

The early game is the Braves at Cardinals, 12:07 PM PDT, TV: TBS

The Braves haven’t yet announced their starter, but an informed guess would be Dallas Keuchel or Julio Teheran. Whoever it is will face the Cardinals’ rookie RHP Dakota Hudson, whose 16 wins led all MLB rookies this year. He had a 2.75 ERA at home in Busch Stadium, too.

Braves lineup:

Cardinals lineup:

Dexter Fowler (S) CF
Kolten Wong (L) 2B
Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
Marcell Ozuna (R) LF
Yadier Molina (R) C
Matt Carpenter (L) 3B
Tommy Edman (S) RF
Paul DeJong (R) SS
Dakota Hudson (R) P

The late game is the Dodgers at Nationals, 3:40 PM PDT, TV: TBS

The Dodgers start LHP Rich Hill, who may be pitching with a knee brace and is not expected to go more than three or four innings. He’ll face RHP Max Scherzer, last seen striking out the side in the eighth inning of Game Two of this series on Friday.

Who is hot and who is not?
Dodgers: Turner had a homer, double and single in Game 3 and has hit safely in 10 straight NLDS games, batting .390 (16-for-41) with two homers and 10 RBIs. Since 2015, he has hit safely in 19 of 20 NLDS games. David Freese is equally a postseason monster and on Sunday became only the fourth player in postseason history to come off the bench with a three-hit game.

Dodgers lineup:

Nationals lineup:

217 thoughts on “NLDS Games Four, 2019

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  1. With Strasburg going on Wednesday the Nationals have to be feeling good about their chances.

  2. Gameday’s a pitch or two ahead of the video, but I find it hard to look back from the future.

  3. Budweisers have beaten Barves, and the two teams head to Atlanta. Whichever wins Wednesday will have to fly cross-country to play Dodgers.

  4. Ice maker just started spewing water in bucketsful out thru the door dispenser. Towels everywhere, and fridge tech won’t be here till tomorrow afternoon.


  5. Okay, I am coming in ready to do long relief. Let us hope we get way ahead early, and get our strikeout count into single digits.

  6. I don’t have a strong preference between Barves and Budweisers, but I do want to see their series go the full five (and, preferably, 25 innings on Wednesday).