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The (93-73) Los Angeles Dodgers Champions of the National League West Division will make the cross country trip to the “BELTWAY” for the fifth and final game of their 2016 National League Divisional Series.
The Dodgers play the (97-69) Washington Nationals of the NL East in 2016 MLB Postseason action.
The teams will play at Nationals Park in downtown Washington, DC. The First pitch is at 8:00 PM EST on the FS-1 Television Network. On Thursday. October 13, 2016.
The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Los Angeles Dodgers looked dead in the water after Washington scored a run on “ACE” Clayton Kershaw in the first inning.
The Washington Nationals saved their best pitcher to throw in front of the home crowd.
The Opening Betting line has the Los Angeles Dodgers as a +145 Road Underdog. The Betting Odds Total is seven runs for Thursday’s elimination contest.
The Los Angeles Dodgers forced game five by scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning off of an Adrian Gonzalez home run.
Los Angeles will send “LEFTY” Rich Hill to the mound Thursday. The Boston, Massachusetts native must bring his A-game in front of a hostile Washington crowd.
The Dodgers are swinging the bat with Authority and have proven they can win in Washington.
However, Hill must be patient against a terrific Washington Batting lineup. The Dodgers are just 1-4 their last five MLB contests away from Dodgers Stadium.
Second Baseman Chase Utley has playoff experience as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and must show his teammates how to finish a series.
Manager Dave Roberts looked unsure when he went to the mound in game four to remove Kershaw late in the match.
Reliever Pedro Baez came in for a batter, before getting pulled.
Bovada. Lv list the 2016 Los Angeles Dodgers at +250 to win the National League Pennant.
The 2016-17 Washington Nationals can close in front of the home crowd. The reward for Washington or Los Angeles is the Chicago Cubs.
Manager Dusty Baker made the wrong decision going with Joe Ross on Tuesday. The Dodgers got to the Southern California native early and often.
Sluggers Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, and Jason Werth must hit the baseball for the “NATS” to advance. Scherzer lost game one at home, but it was against Kershaw.
Rich Hill is not as intimidating as the two-time Cy Young award winner.
Fans in the Washington area have been looking for the Nationals to get to the World Series the past three seasons.
Anything less than a World Series appearance is unacceptable. Dusty Baker has experience managing in the month of October.
The question is will he pull the right strings for his team to get to the NLCS?
The Washington Nationals are listed at +600 to get to the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series.
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