Dodgers: Who is the Dodgers’ game two starter in October?

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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 14: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 14, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 14: Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 14, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – AUGUST 15: Walker Buehler #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Marlins Park on August 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The case for Walker Buehler to be the Dodgers’ game two starter

Walker Buehler was electrifying last October.  The one bad start he had was his very first postseason start against the Atlanta Braves.  Buehler allowed a grand slam to Ronald Acuna Jr. and allowed five runs in five innings.  To his credit, he settled down after the grand slam and allowed two hits.

He was very good the rest of the postseason and even dominated in the World Series, blanking the eventual World Champions over seven shutout innings.  The one big reason the Dodgers could choose to start Buehler in game two ahead of Kershaw is that Walker has been much better at home.

As recently as Thursday, Buehler struggled on the road against one of the worst teams in the National League.  Buehler is 5-0 at home with a 2.33 ERA compared to the road where he is 5-3 with a 4.37 ERA.  If the Dodgers want to make sure Walker Buehler is as comfortable as possible, they could start him in game two of their first postseason series.

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