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This article (co-authored by Dodgers' & Giants' beat reporters) thinks CT


will start tonight in center field, as Roberts has already confirmed that Gavin Lux "will draw another start" in Game 5. If CT does start, the Dodgers' line-up that faces Webb will have 2 changes compared to Game 1 -- CT and Lux in place of Beaty and Pollock. (The # of left-handed hitters in the starting line-up would remain the same.)

As for the Giants, the reporters think that Kaper will give with the same starting line-up as the one that faced Urias in Game 2. In other words, the Giants are expected to go with their regular platoon line-up against left-handed pitchers. (If so, Crawford will be the only left-handed hitter in the starting line-up.) The article notes that the Giants only went 11-11 against left-handed starters since the All-Star break.

The 2 starters, Urias and Webb, have both been incredible this season. This game will put 2 immovable forces on a collision course.
- The Dodgers are 27-6 with Urias pitching this year & have won each his last 12 outings.
( https://www.mlb.com/dodgers/news/julio-urias-confident-nlds-game-5-start-dodgers )
- The Giants have won the last 13 games that Webb has started at home. And he has gone 7-0 with an ERA of 1.78 over his past 14 appearances at home.

This has the potential to be quite a game.

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Posted: 10/14/2021 at 08:57AM



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