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Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

Dodgers’ dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

A year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw.
Washington Times Oct 16, 2017

Dodgers' dominant bullpen is baffling foes in NL playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Just a year ago, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was attempting to get through the late innings of tight playoff games with long appearances by closer Kenley Jansen, a hodgepodge of veteran relievers and one desperate bailout from ace Clayton Kershaw. One October later, Los Angeles' bullpen ...
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 15, 2017
Dodger pitchers wear out Cubs to take NLCS opener at Dodger Stadium

Dodger pitchers wear out Cubs to take NLCS opener at Dodger Stadium

Clayton Kershaw and five Dodger relievers retired the final 18 Cubs they faced in a 5-2 Game 1 victory over the Cubs.
Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor power Dodgers past Cubs in NLCS Game 1

Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor power Dodgers past Cubs in NLCS Game 1

Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night in the NL Championship Series opener.
Washington Times Oct 14, 2017

Puig, Taylor power Dodgers past Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Taylor hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth inning, Yasiel Puig added a homer and an RBI double to his dynamite postseason, and the Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a short start by Clayton Kershaw for a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 14, 2017
Cubs playoff Rapid Recap: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

Cubs playoff Rapid Recap: Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

The Cubs pitching broke down in the middle innings and the Dodgers bullpen showed its class in claiming game one of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs came into Los Angeles battered and bruised, but for a while it looked like they were going to steal one from the favored home team. But the Cubs momentum wore off in the middle innings and the Dodgers cruised to a 5-2 win in game one of the National League Championship Series. To start the game, Cubs starter Jose Quintana looked a lot better than the greatest pitcher of his generation, Clayton Kershaw. (And I don’t mean...
MLB Oct 14, 2017

Lead slips away from Cubs in NLCS Game 1

Dealt a pregame blow when injured shortstop Corey Seager was left off the roster and an in-game setback when Albert Almora Jr. took Clayton Kershaw deep, the Dodgers rallied to beat the Cubs, 5-2, behind home runs from Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig in Game 1 of the best-of-seven National League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
MLB Oct 14, 2017

Almora cracks Kershaw with 2-run HR in Gm. 1

The Cubs cracked Clayton Kershaw for a pair of runs in the fourth, when Albert Almora Jr. hit a two-run homer to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
CBS Chicago Oct 14, 2017
Cubs Lineup In Game 1: Schwarber, Almora, Jay In Outfield As Heyward, Zobrist Sit

Cubs Lineup In Game 1: Schwarber, Almora, Jay In Outfield As Heyward, Zobrist Sit

Kyle Scharber has never faced Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in his career, but he gets the chance in Game 1.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 14, 2017
Cubs make one roster change, name Quintana to start NLCS opener

Cubs make one roster change, name Quintana to start NLCS opener

It's Kershaw for Dodgers vs. Quintana for Cubs in Game 1 of NLCS
The Cub Reporter Oct 14, 2017
Cubs @ Dodgers: Quintana vs Kershaw (NLCS Game 1)

Cubs @ Dodgers: Quintana vs Kershaw (NLCS Game 1)

CHC (0-0): LHP José Quintana LAD (0-0): LHP Clayton Kershaw First pitch: 7:08pmCST (TBS) The Cubs head back to the NLCS for the third year in a row (!?), this time as the underdogs. There are a lot of reasons not to be optimistic, mostly having to do with a bullpen that seems to think that throwing strikes can cause cancer. There’s also a lot of evidence to suggest that the Cubs are a very good baseball team and a bunch of drama queens, who pull it together only when they have to.  Tags: 2017 Postseason
Orange County Register Oct 13, 2017
NLCS Game 1: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

NLCS Game 1: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV channel and starting pitchers

The Dodgers turn to ace Clayton Kershaw in the opener, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon didn't announce his choice on Friday. Most expect it to be lefty Jose Quintana.
MLB Oct 13, 2017

You again? Dodgers, Cubs get rematch of '16 NLCS

It will be the Dodgers and Cubs again on Saturday in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World -- a rematch from last year when the Cubs took the best-of-seven series in six games. Clayton Kershaw gets the nod for the Dodgers in Game 1, while the Cubs will take their time in naming a starter after a taxing five-game NLDS presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals.
MLB Oct 13, 2017

Cubs, Dodgers get rematch of '16 NLCS

It will be the Dodgers and Cubs again on Saturday in the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World -- a rematch from last year when the Cubs took the best-of-seven series in six games. Clayton Kershaw gets the nod for the Dodgers in Game 1, while the Cubs will take their time in naming a starter after a taxing five-game NLDS presented by T-Mobile against the Nationals.
OC Register Oct 11, 2017
Dodgers don’t need to push Clayton Kershaw with bullpen performing

Dodgers don’t need to push Clayton Kershaw with bullpen performing

Seventh innings have not been kind to the team's ace in postseason play, but Dave Roberts' confidence in his relievers gives him options.

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