The Dodgers needed extra time, but they were able last night to shut the Padres out having a 6-4 win. It was not the set for the Dodgers, as last night they fought to place the Padres away, and then came up with a loss Tuesday night. In between those two games, the Dodgers punished the Pads for a closing, though.
That seemed like the Dodgers team we have become familiar with in 2019. When it could be easy to become bored with a 20-game cause the NL West, they are in a struggle for homefield advantage throughout the postseason. The Dodgers are tied having a listing of 88-47 with the Yankees. The Astros are behind at 87-47.
With respects to the National League, the Dodgers are in full control. With an abrupt disaster, they are going into the postseason with homefield advantage in the NL. Astros or even the Yankees seem like good bets to achieve the World Series out of the AL, so it might be important to secure the very best record in the significant leagues.
The Diamondbacks would be the group that is next closest in the NL West to the Dodgers. That does not mean much since the difference is a 20 games. Arizona enter Thursday with a listing of 67-66. This provides them an outside shot.
They are 4.5 games back of the Cubs entering Thursday. Tough but I suppose hopeless. Hyun-jin Ryu will be in the saddle for the Dodgers. He’s coming off one of his worst starts of the year against the Yankees. The same goes for Merrill Kelly, that struggled in Milwaukee from the Brewers. Head below to our complimentary Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks pick.
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Hyun-jin Ryu had his second bad beginning of the season in his latest look. Ryu was forged at Dodger Stadium in a 10-2 loss for seven runs contrary to the Yankees. Ryu allowed 7 runs in Colorado from the Rockies. This most recent effort was even worse because of the fact that Ryu was not pitching in the Denver air and was.
There really was no excuse for his performance against the Yanks. That said, Ryu is still in hands for the Cy Young in the National League. Despite those two games, he still owns a terrific 2.00 ERA and 0.98 WHIP. Things might start to get interesting involving him and Scherzer, though if he continues to fight in September. Ryu has stated that he isn’t drained, which is something that has been rumored.
Ryu was solid against the Diamondbacks. The D-backs are hitting on .200 with just 6 runs. Adam Jones is the batter in the roster to hit him with a home run. Ryu’s counterpart that this day, Merrill Kelly, is on the heels of a functionality.
Kelly was whipped good for 6 earned runs in Milwaukee. This had been the second in three matches which Kelly enabled 6 runs. In his previous three outings, he has been pummelled to get a 7.80 ERA and 2.07 WHIP. And in four of the past six matches, at least 6 runs have been enabled by Kelly.
I have confidence in Ryu rebounding back than Kelly. After allowing 7 runs contrary to the Rockies, Ryu responded using a standout outing without a runs yielded against the Padres in a 5-1 triumph. The Dodgers look like a play that is good to have this show underway.

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