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.
How to watch
Who wins every MLB game? And what underdogs can give you a huge victory in the postseason? Visit SportsLine now to see the exact score of every postseason game, plus get full player stat projections, all from the model that simulates every game 10,000 times.
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 | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: WAS -1.5 | WAS -122 | O/U 8
Starting pitchers: Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) vs. Anibal Sanchez (WAS)
Follow: CBS Sports App Now, let’s set the scene with some essentials.