Grandal was facing a full count with two outs and a runner on third in the bottom of the fourth inning when the 2015 Cy Young Award victor tried to blow a four-seam fastball by him over the heart of the plate. He has been replaced by Jorge Soler, who is 0 for 2 in the NLCS. I felt like previous year, the pitching just beat us.
The long ball was Grandal's first extra-base hit of the playoffs and the first home run by a Dodger off Arrieta in his six-year big league career.
Grandal tied for the team lead with 27 home runs during the regular season, and hit 20 of those at home.
Arrieta, who had a 4.74 ERA in his last eight starts of the regular season, was making his first trip back to Dodger Stadium since August 30, 2015, when he threw the first of his two career no-hitters and struck out 12. "With Richie, it's an inning-by-inning thing, so we'll just keep our fingers crossed", Roberts said. In 18 scoreless innings since, they have just six hits.
Throw the Tuesday loss out with the trash, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. It was a low pitch that Grandal managed to just golf out. "That kind of surprised him and us at that particular juncture". The RBI was the first for Seager in the postseason with runners in scoring position, snapping an 0-for-15 slump, and his first hit outside of the first inning during the 2016 Major League Baseball playoffs.
"You're trying to get a hit every at-bat whether it's the first inning or whatever", Seager said.
The Dodgers will have Rich Hill on the mound tonight while Jake Arrita will pitch for the Cubs. "My curveball command definitely got better".
Given how good Jansen is, there's a realistic chance his usage in Game 3 won't cost the Dodgers the series or anything. He returned to the favor on Tuesday. The Cubs were only picked off nine times all season, making them one of the more hard teams to catch sleeping on the bases (the league average was 12 and the leaders - Reds and Padres - were picked off 20 times). Lackey cruised into the postseason, allowing two runs or fewer in six of his final seven starts.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill threw six shutout innings as Los Angeles grabbed a 2-1 edge in the best-of-seven series. If the Cubs fall behind 3 games to 1, I'll admit they are in a lot of trouble.
When you give your children smartphones to help them stay connected with the rest of the family and. "All you can control is the next pitch". Grandal drove in Reddick, who singled and stole second and third. We normally hit some home runs, we draw some walks, we will strike out. Games four and five will be played in Los Angeles tomorrow and Thursday.
The Dodgers added two runs in the eighth. This also marks the first time the Dodgers have strung together back-to-back shutouts.
The 36-year-old Hill mesmerized the Cubs with his sweeping curve and sneaky fastball, carrying the Dodgers to a 6-0 victory in Game 3 of the NLCS before 54,269 at Chavez Ravine.