Dodgers are big home favorites as they try to dig out of 0-2 hole against the Braves
Tue, Oct 19th 8:06am EDT
Many will point to manager Dave Roberts’ questionable pitching decision of inserting Julio Urias in the eighth inning of Game 2 as the reason they lost. However, more of their 0-2 hole can be pinned on the fact that the Dodgers went a combined 2-for-18 with nine strikeouts when hitting with runners in scoring position. History is against the Dodgers coming back, as home teams that take a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series have eventually won those series 84% of the time. If the Dodgers are to climb back into this series, they will need a Herculean effort from Walker Buehler tonight. Buehler’s opposition is no stranger to postseason success, as Charlie Morton makes his 16th postseason appearance. Morton has pitched to a 3.44 ERA in 70.2 career postseason innings and allowed four earned runs in 9.1 innings in two appearances against the Brewers. However, we trust Walker Buehler in this spot, as he has a 2.50 ERA in 72.0 career postseason innings. The Dodgers are 9-0 in their last nine games against the Braves at Dodger Stadium.