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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 10/9/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore
WASHINGTON  STRASBURG )
 
LA DODGERS  BUEHLER )
+1.5  -145

-1.5  +125
+150

-160

7ov
 
7
Final
3

WASHINGTON (96 - 71) at LA DODGERS (108 - 58)
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Wednesday, 10/9/2019 8:37 PM
STEPHEN STRASBURG (R) vs. WALKER BUEHLER (R)
* NLDS - Best of 5 - Game 5 - Tied 2-2
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
915WASHINGTON+135Ov 7,-125+150Ov 7,-115
916LA DODGERS-145Un 7,+105-160Un 7,-105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games96-71+5.777-805.30.2640.3340.4510.7854.50.2430.3090.4130.722
Road Games44-39+0.634-435.10.2540.3230.4190.7414.20.2320.3030.3920.695
vs Right-handed Starters70-53+1.360-585.50.2660.3360.4580.7944.60.2480.3130.4190.732
Past 7 Games5-2+3.83-45.10.2610.3310.3830.7134.40.2260.3160.4600.775
Grass Games96-71+5.777-805.30.2640.3340.4510.7854.50.2430.3090.4130.722
Night Games58-47-0.246-515.20.2570.3270.4440.7714.40.2400.3080.4100.718
Playoff games8-7+0.78-75.10.2400.3160.4130.7295.40.2610.3320.4600.792
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.30.2640.33416756631493304272340.451840600134411611431379111288
Road Games5.10.2540.323832865729140141010.4193982886916356461495250
Righty Starters5.50.2660.33612341901115230191780.45864344198680829103748166
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.721.487515.73473285399122852328-34422860%
Road Games5.681.392231.41511462073711524910-18191555.9%

LA DODGERS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games108-58+16.876-795.50.2570.3310.4710.8033.80.2230.2770.3780.655
Home Games60-23+17.335-425.40.2630.3350.4810.8153.30.2170.2620.3720.634
vs Right-handed Starters77-36+2252-525.80.2640.3390.4870.8273.70.2220.2760.3760.652
Past 7 Games5-2+2.63-45.60.2460.3350.4580.7932.30.2100.2940.2740.568
Grass Games107-57+17.174-795.50.2570.3310.4730.8043.80.2220.2760.3770.653
Night Games77-47+1.755-605.40.2580.3340.4700.8033.70.2230.2780.3820.660
Playoff games10-6+1.79-76.60.2740.3730.5140.8874.40.2380.3020.4150.717
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.50.2570.33116656301446310202860.471880626140860115612010812263
Home Games5.40.2630.33583273171714471460.4814402966563455849496531
Righty Starters5.80.2640.33911338391013221152020.4876334399174080279737544
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.871.163567.32772444697419159344-25442861.1%
Home Games3.101.11727311694224378129722-8231167.6%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/25/2019SANCHEZ(R)PHILADELPHIASMYLY(L)5-2W-16510 ovU851851
9/26/2019STRASBURG(R)PHILADELPHIAVARGAS(L)6-3W-2559 evP990730
9/27/2019VOTH(R)CLEVELANDPLESAC(R)8-2W-1359.5 evO1160310
9/28/2019CORBIN(L)CLEVELANDPLUTKO(R)10-7W-2109 ovO1160960
9/29/2019ROSS(R)CLEVELANDCLEVINGER(R)8-2W+1508.5 ovO1470670
10/1/2019SCHERZER(R)MILWAUKEEWOODRUFF(R)4-3W-1707.5 unU530762
10/3/2019CORBIN(L)@ LA DODGERSBUEHLER(R)0-6L1607.5 unU242790
10/4/2019STRASBURG(R)@ LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)4-2W1407.5 evU10100551
10/6/2019SANCHEZ(R)LA DODGERSRYU(L)4-10L-1158 ovO65014110
10/7/2019SCHERZER(R)LA DODGERSHILL(L)6-1W-1308 ovU1070570
10/9/2019STRASBURG(R)@ LA DODGERSBUEHLER(R) 

LA DODGERS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/25/2019STRIPLING(R)@ SAN DIEGOLAMET(R)6-4W-1809 unO1052780
9/26/2019KERSHAW(L)@ SAN DIEGOLUCCHESI(L)1-0W-2208 evU550351
9/27/2019BUEHLER(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOCUETO(R)9-2W-1907.5 ovO9328170
9/28/2019RYU(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOWEBB(R)2-0W-2108.5 unU740780
9/29/2019HILL(L)@ SAN FRANCISCORODRIGUEZ(R)9-0W-1758.5 unO12120340
10/3/2019BUEHLER(R)WASHINGTONCORBIN(L)6-0W-1707.5 unU790242
10/4/2019KERSHAW(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)2-4L-1507.5 evU55110100
10/6/2019RYU(L)@ WASHINGTONSANCHEZ(R)10-4W1058 ovO14110650
10/7/2019HILL(L)@ WASHINGTONSCHERZER(R)1-6L1208 ovU5701070
10/9/2019BUEHLER(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R) 
PREVIEW
Strasburg, Nats aim to complete upset of Dodgers
 

LOS ANGELES -- A winner-take-all scenario that the Washington Nationals hoped for and the Los Angeles Dodgers would have preferred to avoid will occur Wednesday night in Los Angeles: Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

With Stephen Strasburg (18-6, 3.32 ERA in regular season) on the mound, and a berth in what would be the Nationals' first National League Championship Series on the line, all of Washington is abuzz, especially after a disappointing opening two months that appeared to doom the team's season.

The Dodgers also will have the pitcher they prefer on the mound: Walker Buehler (14-4, 3.26 ERA). But Los Angeles had to be hoping that the right-hander's second start of the postseason would be in the NLCS and not in a must-win game so early in the playoff run.

After falling in each of the last two World Series, the Dodgers appeared determined to grab the ultimate prize in 2019. They won a franchise-record 106 games and stormed to a division title by 21 games. Now, the Nationals have L.A.'s title plans on the brink.

"It's kind of all hands on deck and go as long as you can, (be) as good as you can and try and get out of it as clean as you can," said Buehler, who could be followed in relief Wednesday by Clayton Kershaw. "So we're excited. I think the thing that's kind of lost in playoff baseball is that it's really fun and I think the pressure and things like that, if you spin it in your head the right way, it can make it more fun. So that's our plan."

It is a mature outlook for a 25-year-old pitcher, but Buehler has operated under this kind of pressure before. He dominated in Game 163 last year, when the Dodgers handled the Colorado Rockies 5-2 in a regular-season tiebreaker to win the NL West, pitching six scoreless innings of one-hit ball.

Buehler also started Game 7 of the NLCS last year against the Milwaukee Brewers, and he allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings as Los Angeles emerged with a 5-1 win.

But Strasburg's experience in this kind of a situation is even more recent than that. He delivered a much-needed three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win in Washington's NL wild-card victory over the Brewers on Oct. 1. Strasburg followed that with six innings of one-run ball in Game 2 against the Dodgers when the Nationals evened the series at a game each.

Strasburg has not only given up just one earned run in nine innings of this postseason, but he has a lifetime playoff ERA of 0.64 over 28 innings. With so much on the line Wednesday, Strasburg is just trying to keep things simple.

"I mean, for me, I think it just comes down to execution," Strasburg said after the Nationals' Game 4 victory Monday. "I try and focus on the things I can control, and good pitching is supposed to get good hitting out most of the time. They always say a guy that gets a hit three out of 10 times is in the Hall of Fame, so I'm trying to get him out those seven other times."

The Dodgers potentially could have one more left-handed bat in the lineup for Game 5 than they did for Game 2 against Strasburg. Rookie Matt Beaty started in left field in Game 4 for a struggling A.J. Pollock and could be in there again.

Nationals MVP candidate Anthony Rendon has a hit in each of the past three games of the series, and he drove in three runs in Game 4, two on sacrifice flies.

Dodgers MVP candidate Cody Bellinger is batting just .200 (3-for-15) with no RBIs in the series, but he does have three hits over the past two games.

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 12/9/2019 2:16:11 AM EST


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