NLDS Game 1: Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals start playoffs as familiar foes

first_imgThere were no surprises when the Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals announced their lineups for Game 1 of the National League Division Series on Friday.Already, there are few surprises between the two familiar foes. The Dodgers lost a six-game NL Championship Series to the Cardinals last October.“I don’t think it’s that much different,” Game 2 starter Zack Greinke said of the Cardinals’ lineup compared to a year ago. “I guess they got some new outfielder, I guess.”That new outfielder — former Angels prospect Randal Grichuk — is playing right field and batting second. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Dodgers’ lineup will look familiar to anyone who’s followed the club the last two months. Dee Gordon is leading off and playing second base, followed by Yasiel Puig (RF), Adrian Gonzalez (1B), Matt Kemp (RF), Hanley Ramirez (SS), Carl Crawford (LF), Juan Uribe (3B), A.J. Ellis (C) and pitcher Clayton Kershaw.Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright went 20-9 with a 2.38 ERA during the regular season. The postseason matchup against Kershaw (21-3, 2.38 ERA) is just the fifth since 1920 — and the first since 1969 — between 20-game winners who posted a sub-2.40 ERA during the regular season.First pitch is set for 6:37 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. The game can also be heard on 570-AM, 1020-AM and 1570-AM.last_img

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