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The Dodgers announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 3 of the World Series on Thursday.
Clayton Kershaw is starting Game 1 and it's unclear still as to who will pitch Game 2. Buehler most recently appeared in Game 6 of the NLCS, tossing six shutout innings while striking out six. The 2020 World Series begins on Tuesday night, with Kershaw matched up against Tyler Glasnow of the Rays.
Walker Buehler secured the win on Saturday when he surrendered zero runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over six innings in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Buehler was sharp on Saturday when he shut out the Atlanta offense over his six innings of work. He gave up three consecutive singles in the second inning but was able to work his way out of the jam. The Dodgers scored just enough runs to pick up the win and force a Game 7 on Sunday. Buehler is sporting a 1.89 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and a 29:11 K/BB ratio over 19 innings.
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.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that Walker Buehler will start Game 1 of the NLCS against the Braves.
The game will take place on Monday. Clayton Kershaw will follow Buehler in the rotation and pitch Game 2. The Dodgers are trying to get back to the World Series for the third time in four years.
Walker Buehler took a no-decision on Tuesday when he allowed one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and four walks across four innings in the Dodgers win over the Padres in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Despite walking the bases-loaded in the second inning, Buehler made it through the first three innings without giving up a run. Austin Nola knocked an RBI single off of him in the fourth inning but that would be the only run the Padres would score all night. Buehler was lifted after it took him 95 pitches to get through his four innings of work; he still managed to whiff eight batters for the second time in two starts, though. The 26-year old is rocking a 3.38 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 16:6 K/BB ratio through eight playoff innings in 2020.