Zack Greinke kept the Dodgers alive in the NLCS by winning Game 5 and sending the series back to St. Louis for Game 6. Greinke was great in seven innings, allowing two earned runs, six hits and threw a total of 104 pitches.
The Dodgers will have Clayton Kershaw on the mound in Game 6 and are hopeful he can lead the Dodgers to a deciding Game 7 on Saturday. For the Cardinals, they’ll have Michael Wacha on the mound, but if Kerhsaw can pitch a gem, this series will come down to one final game.
Hyun-Jin Ryu would get the start in Game 7 and although he already beat Adam Wainwright in Los Angeles, he would be facing a tough test on the road. Regardless, Greinke said that he would be available to pitch out of the bullpen.
It’s important to note that a Game 7 is only possible if the Dodgers win Game 6, but if they can force it, it’s good to know they’ll have a former Cy Young winner in the bullpen. Greinke had two great outings against the Cardinals and in the postseason, he’s pitched 15 innings and has an ERA of 2.57.
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In case you missed it, here’s the “Mickey Mouse” celebration from Adrian Gonzalez yesterday afternoon!