Dodgers Have No Need To Worry About Not Having Home Field

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The Nationals have lost five of their last six games against the Dodgers, the Boys In Blue will open up the NLDS in Washington. Home field advantage shouldn’t impact this series too much.

Many fans of the Dodgers have been worried, because their beloved team does not have home field advantage against the second seeded Washington Nationals. There should be no fear due to the fact that the club has two elite, shutdown pitchers by the names of Clayton Kershaw and Rich Hill.

With slugger Wilson Ramos and star pitcher Stephen Strasburg out for playoffs and with star players Bryce Harper and Daniel Murphy coming off of injury there should be no huge threat. The only other threats to the Dodgers would be Anthony Rendon, Jayson Werth, Trea Turner and Danny Espinosa.

Against Kershaw, the Nationals are averaging a .217 BA, .257 OBP, and have a total of three home runs. Although the Nats do have a better history against Rich Hill, most of them have only faced him once.

When the club returns to LA to face the Nationals on Monday then they will have rookie pitcher, Kenta Maeda, toe the rubber. If a game 4 is necessary and the Dodgers are up 2-1 they will most likely have rookie, Julio Urias, take the mound. If the club is down 1-2 in the series headed into game 4, don’t be surprised if Roberts has Kershaw start the game.

Regarding the lineup for the Dodgers, this is probably the healthiest it has been since the beginning of the year. The Dodgers have Yasmani Grandal, who has really stepped up in power rankings, behind the plate, the butter and eggs man as Adrian Gonzalez manning first, either Chase Utley or Howie Kendrick at second, the soon to be rookie of the year Corey Seager at short and the Red Dream Justin Turner at third. In the outfield you have Joc Pederson in center , either Josh Reddick or Yasiel Puig in right and Howie Kendrick in left.

Lastly the Dodgers have had arguably the best bullpen in baseball over the past regular season. This means that if the starting pitcher can get 7+ innings, and have a lead the club will almost have a for sure win.

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On paper and on the field with the team chemistry that they have made, it looks as though that this Dodgers club could go all the way and be champions of baseball once again. The club will try their hardest to win for Vin.