Just five outs away from a devastating 3-0 hole in the series, Cody Bellinger gave the Dodgers life Tuesday. They’ll look to even things up Wednesday night and completely steal the momentum from the Braves.
Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. PT on TBS for the television side, with Brian Anderson, Jeff Francoeur, Ron Darling and Lauren Shehadi on the broadcast. First pitch is scheduled for 5:08 p.m. PT.
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver once said, “Momentum is only as good as tomorrow’s starting pitcher.”
The Dodgers will start Julio Urías after he pitched in Game 2 out of the bullpen. That outing didn’t go well but manager Dave Roberts isn’t concerned about the relief appearance having any effect on his lefty. Look for Urías to go about 75-80 pitches and then hand it off to the bullpen.
Speaking of bullpens, Braves’ manager Brian Snitker will be dipping into his all night long. The Braves have several arms available to cover multiple innings. Huascar Ynoa would be a strong candidate to start Game 4. The righty has yet to appear in the series but gave up two runs in one inning of work to the Brewers in the NLDS.
Ynoa missed a big chunk of the middle of the season when he fractured his hand by punching a wall in the dugout back in May.
Left-hander Drew Smyly started 23 games for Atlanta in the regular season but hasn’t started a game since August 30, though he made two relief appearances of three or more innings in September. Smyly has yet to appear in the postseason this year.
ESPN Radio has the national radio call, with Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Jessica Mendoza calling the Dodgers-Braves NLCS. AM 570 has the local radio broadcast, with Charley Steiner and Rick Monday.