Game 5 of the National League Division Series is underway (8:37 p.m. ET, TBS, loading to fuboTV — try free) with all the Los Angeles Dodgers leading the Washington Nationals 2-0 (LAD-WAS GameTracker). After a lead off where the ball went through the outfield fence, ground-rule double from Joc Pederson, a two-run homer crushed off Nats newcomer Stephen Strasburg. He is the first player to hit at a postseason homer.
Washington is seeking its first postseason series win in franchise history (since the franchise transferred to D. C. at 2005), as the Los Angeles is attempting to advance to the NL Championship Series for the fourth straight season. Keep it locked here for updates below:
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Preview: The Nationals have lost in each of their past three NLDS Game 5 looks, at 2012, 2016 and 2017. The Dodgers have lost the last 2 World Series, losing to the Houston Astros in seven games in 2017 and falling to the Boston Red Sox in five games last season. The winner will advance and face the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series. The Cards switched into their NLDS Game 5 to a laugher having a record-setting 10-run first inning against the Atlanta Braves.
Ace righthander Stephen Strasburg will start to your host Nationals. Strasburg has already made two appearances this postseason, only in relief throughout the NL Wild Card Game and one other at the Nats’ NLDS Game 2 win. His leading Game 2 operation attracted down his postseason ERA to 0.64, the greatest markers in MLB history for anyone with four or even maybe more postseason starts. He enters Wednesday’s match up having given up just one earned run in his past nine innings while striking out 14 batters.
The Dodgers can search for 25-year-old right-hander Walker Buehler to close this collection out. Buehler shut from the Nationals for six innings in Game 1 of the NLDSand three walks. It’s already the youngster career postseason start. In his innings that was postseason, he hasn’t allowed a run. Buehler’s 2-0 in removal games, having pitched the Dodgers to wins 2018’s the NLCS Game 7 victory over the Brewers of 2018 and Game 163 contrary to the Rockies.