Pick: Dodgers 3, Nationals 2
On the Dodgers’ end, Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the nod.  He went through a very rough patch late in the season, pitching to a 9.95 ERA in four starts from Aug. 17 to Sept. 4. He settled down for his final three appearances, though, putting up a 1.29 ERA. 
The Nationals had a big decision entering Game 3: Start or sit Max Scherzer? Scherzer, as a reliever, threw 14 pitches in one inning during Game 2. Two days between starts is generally a side session day for starting pitchers and we could consider that his session, but he was full throttle — that doesn’t usually happen in the side sessions. Ultimately, the Nationals chose to give Scherzer’s arm another day off ahead of Game 4 on Monday. Anibal Sanchez was 11-8 with a 3.85 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 134 strikeouts in 166 innings during the regular season.

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The Dodgers and Nationals traveled across the country to continue their best-of-five NLDS on Sunday. After a Game 2 win for the Nats, the series is tied, 1-1. Washington will start right-hander Anibal Sanchez in Game 3, giving Max Scherzer an extra day of rest after he was used out of the bullpen in Game 2. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be on the mound for the Dodgers.
The hunch here is another nail-biter that hits the under.


Date: Sunday, Oct. 6 | Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Location: Nationals Park (Washington D.C.)
TV: TBS | StreamfuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: WAS -1.5 | WAS -122 | O/U 8
Starting pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) vs. Anibal Sanchez (WAS)
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