The Dodgers and Braves were back in action Thursday night in Game 4 of the NLCS. Fresh off of a huge win, Los Angeles was looking at the possibility of tying the series behind their longtime ace. Clayton Kershaw got the ball for them going up against rookie Bryse Wilson.
The Rookie Outlast Kershaw
Everything that could go wrong for the Dodgers did go wrong. Not only did Clayton Kershaw end up getting tagged near the end of his outing, but they also could not produce anything against the rookie. Wilson pitched 6 innings and allowed just 1 run on a solo shot by Edwin Rios.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) October 16, 2020
The Braves broke through against the Dodgers in the 6th inning when they poured on 6 runs and knocked Kershaw out of the game. Los Angeles ended up using 3 different pitchers that inning after Bursdar Graterol also got touched up a little but. Kershaw ended up allowing 4 earned runs while striking out 4 Braves batters.
Dodgers Offense Goes Silent
Just one day after their bats exploded for 11 runs in the 1st inning, the Dodgers bats went dead. Edwin Rios hit his solo shot in the 3rd, but there wasn’t much more happening than that. They managed to push across just 3 hits the entire game to along with 4 walks.
The Dodgers will now face a potential elimination game tomorrow in Game 5. As of right now, neither team has made an official announcement on who will be starting in that game. The Braves could be going with Max Fried on short rest to try and lock things down, or they could go with another bullpen game. Los Angeles is likely to go with Dustin May to keep their World Series hopes alive.