Walker Buehler took a no decision on Monday when he allowed one run on three hits with seven strikeouts and five walks across five innings in the Dodgers 5-1 loss to the Braves in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Buehler gave up a solo home run to Freddie Freeman in the opening frame but was able to minimize the damage over the next four frames despite issuing five free passes. The 26-year old was far from efficient, though, as he needed 100 pitches--64 strikes--to get through five innings. The right-hander hasn't had his best stuff this postseason with a 1.46 WHIP in his three starts (13 innings) but he's battled and only allowed three runs over that span. The Dodgers will look to rebound in Game 2 on Tuesday when Clayton Kershaw toes the rubber.