FLORIDA – Aside from registering the greatest record of baseball, which earned them a score of104-58, Dodgers also won the NL West for five streaks. On the other hand, their rival Diamondbacks scored 93-69, which placed them in a good lead in the NL West.
These two teams won over the Rockies at NL Wild Card Game last Wednesday night, and now they’re advancing to the NLDS.
Now there’s a new series and as expected the Dodgers and the D-Backs are the ones who are going to play. It’s a new series, and the team will be playing with tons of lefty players.
If this series goes for a full five games, the Dodgers team is going to start the game off with the left-handers. It’s possible that they’ll be starting with four left-handed players as Wood will likely take the nod at the fourth game. On the other hand, Maeda will surely take over the game line-up.
In the NL WRC+, the D-Backs played a tie in the sixth game, which was against the righty pitchers, leaving them with a score of 99. When they came face to face with the left-handed players, their score swooped down to 85, leaving them at rank 12 over 15.
J.D Martinez happens to be one of the best pitchers in the world of baseball. Aside from that, he is also quite good at right pitching. So, it’s no surprise that he gave the Arizona team a dominant front right when he was added to the player list.
The Diamond Backs have gotten a wRC+ of 105 against the lefties. Among the group-wide example of dozens of players, it is obviously unrealistic for a single player to have that kind of effect.
For the opening, Director Torey Lovullo is going to run along with Zack Godley, Patrick Corbin, or perhaps Taijuan Walker. They are, however, not ready for the second game set yet. If a completely refreshed Kershaw is conflicting with the D-Backs in the first game, there is a possibility that the Diamond Backs will be in a 0-1 opening.
Experts say that the D-Backs need to trust Ray. He will find a way to outdo the game, but they need to trust him.