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Sat Oct 1620:42Max Scherzer Will Start NLCS Game 2Max ScherzerSPDodgersBallbusters
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Max Scherzer is starting Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. The 37-year-old pitched to a 2.46 ERA and a 2.97 FIP during the regular season while striking out 236 batters and surrendering 36 walks. In 12.1 innings this postseason, the veteran has struck out 16 batters while surrendering six hits, four walks, two earned runs, and a home run. Sunday will mark the veteran's third start of the year against Atlanta. In 12 innings against the National League East club during the regular season, Scherzer struck out 18 batters while giving up eight hits, four earned runs, and four home runs.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1620:01Cody Bellinger On The Bench For NLCS Game 1Cody BellingerCFDodgersDoppelganger
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder and first baseman Cody Bellinger isn't in the starting lineup for the first game of the National League Championship Series. The 26-year-old is hitting .294 with a .368 on-base percentage in 19 plate appearances this postseason, but he'll move to the bench on Saturday. Los Angeles is starting Albert Pujols at first base with Mookie Betts, Chris Taylor, and AJ Pollock starting from right to left in the outfield against the Atlanta Braves and left-hander Max Fried.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1619:57Eddie Rosario Starting NLCS Game 1Eddie RosarioLFBravesBallbusters
Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario is in the starting lineup for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The veteran is batting leadoff on Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Reliever Corey Knebel will start the game for the Dodgers. While Rosario doesn't have a hit in four career plate appearances against Knebel, he does have a hit in each of his four postseason appearances this year. The 30-year-old hit .259 with a .305 on-base percentage, 14 home runs, and 11 stolen bases in 412 plate appearances during the regular season.
Source: Atlanta BravesRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1619:54AJ Pollock Is In The Lineup For NLCS Game 1AJ PollockLF/PHDodgersTeam Erik
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock is getting the start in left field for the first game of the National League Championship Series. Pollock is hitting seventh against the Atlanta Braves and left-handed starter Max Fried. In eight career plate appearances against Fried, the outfielder has recorded a pair of hits and a walk. Saturday marks a return to the lineup for the veteran, who wasn't in the starting lineup for either of the last two games of the Division Series.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1619:52Albert Pujols Starting NLCS Game 1Albert Pujols1B/DH/PHDodgersFree Agent
Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Albert Pujols is in the line lineup for Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday night. The Dodgers will take on the Atlanta Braves and left-hander Max Fried with Pujols starting at first base and batting sixth. The veteran hit .294 with a .336 on-base percentage and 13 home runs in 146 plate appearances during the regular season against left-handed pitchers. He's collected two hits in four postseason plate appearances for the Dodgers this year.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1615:50Chris Martin Included On NLCS RosterChris MartinRPBravesFree Agent
Atlanta Braves reliever Chris Martin is on the NLCS roster to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to the team. Martin couldn't secure a spot on the division series roster but did have a productive season on the mound. He posted a 3.95 ERA with one save in 43.1 innings, although his strikeout rate was down from 30.3% last year to 18.2% this year. The 35-year old veteran takes Dylan Lee's spot on the roster after Lee didn't pitch in the NLDS. As well, utility player Johan Camargo takes outfielder Terrance Gore's spot. Camargo only played in 15 games this season and couldn't get a hit in 18 plate appearances.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1615:42David Price Missing From NLCS RosterDavid PriceRP/SPDodgersSalt City Sox
Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander David Price is not on the roster for the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, according to the team. Price did make an appearance on the divisional series roster but couldn't get into a game. The veteran had an average season, posting a 4.03 ERA with just 58 strikeouts across 73.2 innings. He was in a relief role most of the season, making just 11 starts. He was a bit better as a starter, pitching to a 3.92 ERA across 41.1 innings. Right-hander Evan Phillips and lefty Justin Bruihl are new additions to the roster that will likely pitch out of the bullpen. Phillips produced a 3.38 ERA in eight appearances, and Bruihl had a 2.89 ERA in 21 games during the regular season.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1615:17Max Muncy Left Off Of NLCS RosterMax Muncy1B/2BDodgersTeam Mike
Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy (elbow) is not listed on the roster for the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, according to the team. Muncy also missed the entire NLDS and Wild Card game after dislocating his left shoulder during a play in the season finale. After going for an MRI, he will not require surgery, but it is unsure when or if he'll be back before the end of the postseason. He put up a strong year at the plate, slashing .249/.368/.527 with 36 HRs, 94 RBI, and 95 runs across 144 games. While Muncy is out, expect Gavin Lux to get more reps in the outfield with Cody Bellinger playing first base. Lux slashed .242/.328/.364 during 102 regular-season games but has hit .333 with a .788 OPS this postseason.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 1615:05Corey Knebel Starting Game One Of NLCSCorey KnebelRP/SPDodgersSchellackers
Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Corey Knebel will start the first game of the NLCS against Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves. It will be Knebel's second start of the postseason after he opened game five of the division series with an inning of no-run ball. The 29-year old had a shortened but successful season on the mound pitching to a 2.45 ERA, 29.7 K%, and 0.97 WHIP with three saves over 25.2 IP. Expect another brief start for the reliever with Tony Gonsolin pitching in a bulk role out of the bullpen. Gonsolin had an injury-riddled season but still posted a 3.23 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 13 starts and 55.2 innings.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 1421:03Donovan Solano Not Starting Thursday's NLDS Game 5Donovan Solano2B/PHGiantsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano will be on the bench to begin Game 5 of the National League Division Series. Solano has been productive against left-handed pitchers this season. In 123 plate appearances against left-handers, the veteran is hitting .301 with a .344 on-base percentage and five home runs. The Dodgers are going with Corey Knebel as an opener on Thursday with left-hander Julio Urias, who usually starts, pitching at some point after him. Solano previously started the second game of the series against Urias and appeared as a pinch hitter in the other three games.
Source: San Francisco GiantsRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 1421:02LaMonte Wade Jr. Isn't Starting NLDS Game 5LaMonte Wade Jr.1B/CF/LF/PH/RFGiantsTeam Mike
San Francisco Giants first baseman and outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. isn't in the lineup Thursday for Game 5 of the National League Division Series. The 27-year-old hit .253 with a .326 on-base percentage, 18 home runs, and six stolen bases in 381 plate appearances this season. Instead, Wilmer Flores is in the lineup at first base with Darin Ruf, Kris Bryant, and Mike Yastrzemski starting from left to right in the outfield against Los Angeles Dodgers opener Corey Knebel. Left-hander Julio Urias, who usually starts for the Dodgers, is set to pitch at some point after Knebel.
Source: San Francisco GiantsRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 1421:00Wilmer Flores Starting At First Base For NLDS Game 5Wilmer Flores1B/2B/3B/PHGiantsTeam Lorin
San Francisco Giants infielder Wilmer Flores is getting the start at first base on Thursday. The veteran is hitting seventh in Game 5 of the Giants' National League Division Series matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Right-handed reliever Corey Knebel is serving as the opener for Los Angeles with left-hander Julio Urias, who usually starts, also set to pitch. Urias could enter the game right after Knebel, or Los Angeles could theoretically use a second relief pitcher after the right-hander. Flores drew a walk and scored a run in two plate appearances against Urias in the second game of the series.
Source: San Francisco GiantsRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 1420:59AJ Pollock On The Bench For NLDS Game 5AJ PollockLF/PHDodgersTeam Erik
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock will start Thursday's National League Division Series contest against the San Francisco Giants and right-hander Logan Webb on the bench. Pollock hit .297 with a .355 on-base percentage, 21 home runs and nine stolen bases in 422 plate appearances during the regular season. He previously started the first three games of the series, registering a pair of hits and a walk while driving in a pair of runs in Los Angeles' Game 2 win. The veteran went hitless in his other two appearances during the series. The Dodgers are starting Chris Taylor, Gavin Luxand Mookie Betts from left to right in the outfield on Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles DodgersRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 1414:10Corey Knebel Will Start Game 5Corey KnebelRP/SPDodgersSchellackers
Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Corey Knebel will start Thursday night's deciding Game 5 against the San Francisco Giants. This comes as a significant surprise, as the strong expectation was for lefty Julio Urias to take the mound for the Dodgers. It is possible this is intended to force Giants manager Gabe Kapler into starting his lefties against the right-handed Knebel, only to have Urias enter for a bulk outing. There have been no reports of any injury for Urias at this time. Stay tuned for updates.
Source: Dodgers PRRotoBaller.com
Wed Oct 1310:33Anthony DeSclafani Chased In Second Inning TuesdayAnthony DeSclafaniSPGiantsBuchanalia
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Anthony DeSclafani did not make it out of the second inning in Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. DeSclafani was given a very short leash in such a pivotal game, pitching just 1 2/3 innings and allowing two runs on five hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Behind from the start, manager Gabe Kapler decided to go to the bullpen early in an attempt to stay in the game. DeSclafani pitched well overall during the regular season, but struggled mightily against the Dodgers. This theme was on display during this game, and the Giants will now look ahead to a must-win Game 5 on Thursday.
Source: MLB.comRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 1220:55Delino DeShields To Become A Free AgentDelino DeShieldsCFRedsFree Agent
Outfielder Delino DeShields was sent on a minor league assignment by the Cincinnati Reds. However, he refused the assignment and elected to become a free agent instead. The 29-year-old split the 2021 season between three organizations. He began the year with the Texas Rangers, then spent time with the Boston Red Sox before joining the Reds. He appeared in 25 games for the Reds and slashed .255/.375/.426 with one home run, two stolen bases, six RBI and four runs.
Source: Mark SheldonRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 1220:37Gavin Lux Enters The Starting Lineup For Game 4Gavin Lux2B/OF/SSDodgersDoppelganger
Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman/outfielder Gavin Lux will make his first start of this year's postseason in Tuesday's Game 4. He will be playing center field and batting sixth in the lineup as the Dodgers face San Francisco Giants right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. Lux has gone 3-for-8 with a home run and four RBI over his career against DeSclafani. Lux has pinch-hit in each game of the NLDS so far, but has failed to record a hit, going 0-for-3. He's now just 2-for-13 with a home run across nine career postseason games over the last three years.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 1220:31Tony Watson Throws Bullpen Session On TuesdayTony WatsonRPGiantsFree Agent
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Tony Watson (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday. According to Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area, the session went well and the Giants are hopeful that he will be ready for the NLCS if the team advances. Watson landed on the 10-day injured list due to a left shoulder strain just before the end of the regular season. The 36-year-old veteran was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels in July. Over 26 games with the Giants, he posted a 2.96 ERA and a 0.78 WHIP, tallying four wins and seven holds along the way.
Source: Alex PavlovicRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 1220:23Tommy La Stella Leading Off In Game 4Tommy La Stella2B/PHGiantsTeam Lorin
San Francisco Giants second baseman Tommy La Stella (Achilles) is back in his usual leadoff spot for Game 4 of the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. La Stella was removed in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the series due to Achilles tightness. According to Giants manager Gabe Kapler, La Stella has been dealing with the injury for a few weeks now. Clearly, he's going to continue to play through it. The 32-year-old has gone 2-for-5 with two walks and two strikeouts so far this series. He's hit 2-for-8 with two strikeouts over his career against the Dodgers' Game 4 starter, Walker Buehler.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 1220:05AJ Pollock Out Of The Lineup For Game 4AJ PollockLF/PHDodgersTeam Erik
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder AJ Pollock is not in the starting lineup for Game 4 of the NLDS against the San Francisco Giants. Chris Taylor will be covering center field for the game with Gavin Lux in center field. Pollock started each of the first three games of the series and went 2-for-10 with a double, a walk and five strikeouts. The 33-year-old is coming off of a fantastic year in which he slashed .297/.355/.536 with 21 home runs, 69 RBI and 53 runs over 117 games. There's a good chance we see him make an appearance as a pinch-hitter in a crucial Game 4 for the Dodgers.
Source: ESPNRotoBaller.com
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