The Dodgers find themselves down 3-1 in the NLCS for the second consecutive year. It’s a win Thursday night or the season is over in Los Angeles.
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.
Adding to the list of Dodgers on the injured list, Justin Turner pulled up with a strained hamstring in Wednesday’s loss. The season is over for the third baseman and he will now need to be replaced on the roster for the remainder of whatever is left of the Dodgers postseason.
Standing in the way of Los Angeles sending the series back to Atlanta is lefty Max Fried. The 27-year-old Southern California native has been excellent this postseason, yielding only two runs in two starts, going 12 innings with 14 strikeouts and no walks.
Fried took a no-decision in Game 1 of this series, the first of two walk-offs for the Braves this NLCS.
For the Dodgers, it’s a Johnny Wholestaff day with the season on the line. There has yet to be an announcement on who will take the first inning. Lefty Justin Bruihl has been great against the top of the Braves’ lineup but good luck figuring out just what the Dodgers are thinking in terms of pitching decisions.
ESPN Radio has the national radio call, with Jon “Boog” Sciambi and Jessica Mendoza calling the -Braves NLCS. AM 570 has the local radio broadcast, with Charley Steiner and Rick Monday.