The Padres beat the Giants today. That means the Giants actually lost a baseball game! With that, the Dodgers’ path to a 9th straight division title is still on the table. Julio Urias got the start for LA tonight in Los Angeles with a whole lot on the line. Not only is he looking to keep those division hopes alive, but he’s also going for win number 20 on the season.
Julio Urias goes for win number 20 in 2021, his first full, real season as a starter. He does it once again while putting the hopes of Dodgers fans on his back.
160+ games into the season and there's still so much on the line… I love you, baseball.
— Clint Pasillas (FRG) (@realFRG) October 3, 2021
One area that’s been on the table for the last few days for the Dodgers is who would start on Sunday. Walker Buehler was originally scheduled for the regular season finale, but Dave Roberts put some doubt on that while he waited to see how the NL West played out. Now, ahead of Saturday night’s game at Dodger Stadium — and before San Francisco’s loss, Doc confirmed that the plan either way was to go with Walker on Sunday.
Walker’s gonna start. We’ll just kind of see how much leash we’re gonna give him.
Not only will Buehler start at 12:10 PM PT with the division on the line, he’ll also look to pad his NL Cy Young award chances one final time. Moreover, with the Giants losing, it sounds like Dave will let Walker pitch as deep as needed for Sunday’s finale.
With this start, Butane would be in line to start next on Friday, October 8th… or game 1 of the NLDS. Let’s just hope the Dodgers can get there as division champs!
Buckle up, Dodgers Nation…
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