The Dodgers had opportunities to steal Games 1 and 2 in St. Louis, but couldn’t generate enough offense despite strong performances by Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw. Both pitchers combined for 14 innings and allowed just two earned runs.
While the Dodgers couldn’t steal a game on the road, there is optimism as the series shifts back home for Games 3-5. Yasiel Puig looks to get a lift from the home crowd as he was 0-10 with six strikeouts while X-Rays were negative on Hanley Ramirez’s ribs.
According to the Dodgers official Twitter account, four Dodger teams have come back from 0-2 deficits in postseason play and won series. These Dodgers have shown great resiliency throughout the year and this is another challenge the team must overcome. With the Dodgers not playing their best baseball yet in the series and the home crowd behind them, they’ll look to turn things around starting Monday in Game 3.
Dodgers Nation News
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Is Wacha Outdueling Kershaw The End Of The Dodgers? [Bleacher Report]
Hanley Scratched W/Bruised Ribs, X-Rays Negative [True Blue LA]
Report: Yankees Will Be “Serious Players” For Japanese Right-Hander Masahiro Tanaka [HardBall Talk]
Indians Could Spend In Free Agency [SB Nation]
What Girardi’s Deal Means For Him, Yanks [Bleacher Report]
Phillies Hope Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Will Open 2014 In The Starting Rotation [HardBall Talk]
Riggleman Is Top Candidate For Reds’ Manager Job [SB Nation] __________________________________________________________________________________________
In case you missed it, here’s the home run that sent the Dodgers to the NLCS!