D-backs announce Walker as Game 1 starter vs. Dodgers

D-backs announce Walker as Game 1 starter vs. Dodgers

D-backs announce Walker as Game 1 starter vs. Dodgers

Los Angeles will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead tonight in Game 2 as Robbie Ray (15-5, 2.89 ERA) faces off against veteran Rich Hill (12-8, 3.32 ERA). After a disappointing showing in the NL Wild Card game, Arizona hopes a few days of rest will see Greinke back to top form.

On the mound for the Dodgers was their ace, Clayton Kershaw, and although he wasn't at his best, he limited the damage over 6.1 IP, with nine strikeouts, however he allowed four earned runs, all coming via solo home runs. He was dominant against Los Angeles during the regular season, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA in five starts, striking out 53 in 31 2/3 innings.

Godley was considered to be the starter for Game 1 of this series by Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, but instead came into the game in relief, likely making him unavailable for Game 4 in Phoenix on Tuesday.

Although the Los Angeles Dodgers had a losing record this year against both of their potential division series opponents, given their past struggles against left-handed pitching, you figured they had to be rooting for the Colorado Rockies in the wild-card game. I think it's safe to say that he was just really hyped in that moment, and weren't we all? "I'm glad I was part of his first postseason home win". So we haven't quite determined the Game 2 starter, but we're going to drill down to that as quickly as we possibly can.

And in the seventh, Arizona continued to rake, getting back-to-back bombs from Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis off of Kershaw-bringing the D-Backs to within three.

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Wood will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. Cody Bellinger singled, then scored on an RBI-double by Yasiel Puig to make it 4-0.

"Forty-eight pitches (in) one inning is a lot for any pitcher to absorb", Lovullo said. "They hit a couple mistakes and unfortunately he never got grounded". The Dodgers ten iced this one with a two-spot in the eighth inning. Kenley gave up an unearned run, which led the game culminating in a 9-5 Dodger victory.

"We wanted to put the pitcher's back against the wall", Turner said, whose five RBIs in this game tied a Brooklyn-Los Angeles franchise mark for most RBIs in one post-season contest.

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