Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Baseball

ByTheMinMLB

2nd NLDS game of the night comes from California where the Dodgers, with the best record in baseball, taking on the Wild Card winners from the desert. We are in the bottom of the 1st. Clayton Kershaw escaped with no damage from the 1st, having given up a walk. Taijun Walker pitching for the Dbacks and up first is Chris Taylor

Dodgers explode in this first inning. Chris Taylor lead off single, Corey Seager walks and then Justin Turner with a 3 run bomb!! Not the start that Taijun Walker and the D'Backs were looking for. Bellinger singles as well and Arizona are firmly behind the 8 ball already. ARI 0-3 LAD

Disaster for the D'Backs as Yasiel Puig drives on to the wall in right field and Bellinger comes in all the way from first base. ARI 0-4 LAD (0 outs B1)

Walker responds to giving up 4 runs by recording back to back strike outs. Arizona then walk Logan Forsythe to bring the pitcher Clayton Kershaw to the plate. A good decision as it turns out as he goes down swinging to end the inning. DIAMONDBACKS 0 DODGERS 4 after 1

Kershaw strikes out Brandon Drury to start the 2nd but then an error by Turner allows Rosales to reach. Hard hit ball and the 3rd base man can't gather it cleanly. Kershaw not phased and he strikes out Marte with a curveball. And he makes it five strikeouts as he takes down Mathis to end the inning. ARI 0-4 LAD (Mid 2)

Zack Godley in to pitch the 2nd inning for Arizona, so another starting pitcher yanked early. That's a theme that is permeating through this post-season so far. Godley retires the first two he faces, to bring Justin Turner back to the plate. No fireworks from Turner this time, just a base on balls. He advances to 3rd after he steals 2nd and the throw gets past Drury

Cody Bellinger strikes out to end the inning and the D'Backs escape unscathed. DIAMONDBACKS 0 DODGERS 4 after 2

AJ Pollock with a 2 out home run gets the D'Backs on the board. Kershaw strikes out another couple though and the Dodgers are still in command. ARI 1-4 LAD (Mid 3)

A 3 up 3 down inning for Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks have settled things down. DIAMONDBACKS 1 DODGERS 4 after 3

JD MArtinez with a lead off single for the D'Backs as he hits one up the middle that bounces over Forsythe's head at 2nd base. He is erased though as Drury hits into a double play. Kershaw issues a walk to Rosales but Cody Bellinger produces a web gem next batter, collecting a ground ball and underhanding it to 2nd base all in one movement. ARI 1 LAD 4 (Mid 4)