The Los Angeles Dodgers chased the San Francisco Giants all season. The Giants were first in every major victory milestone – 70, 80, 90, 100 – but the Dodgers were right behind them. As a result, San Francisco’s 107 wins surpassed the Dodgers by one, earning them the NL West title. But when Thursday’s decisive fifth game includes postseason wins, they each have 109, as Los Angeles won one in the wild.
Regardless of how Game Five ends, the first real postseason match between these rivals since 1889 has met expectations and is the only division streak that required teams to go the distance.
What’s at stake?
The winner of today’s Division Series game will move to the NLCS where he should have a strong lead against Atlanta. This potential launching pad for the World Series is great, but when you consider that the tiebreak of three regular season games between these teams back in 1951 – the season the team won No continue to win the World Series – he has been talked about in awe ever since, you have to imagine that some serious bragging rights are at stake as well.
How can I watch?
The game is set to begin at 9:07 am ET and will air on TBS. Services such as Hulu Live and FuboTV will have access to the TBS stream, and the game will be available to select cable TV subscribers via TBS.com. The New York Times will begin analyzing the game live shortly before the first serve.
The stars leveled off for a terrific serving match, with Julio Urias on the mound for the Dodgers and Logan Webb starting for the Giants. Urias started Game 2 against San Francisco and allowed one run in five innings as the Dodgers won, 9-2. Webb, who has been a great performer this year, made his postseason debut in Game 1 of the series and kept the Dodgers pointless for seven and two-thirds of innings.
How are the attackers doing?
Given the serving talent of both sides, it can be difficult to face offense in games between these teams. In four games played so far, the Dodgers ‘top hitter was catcher Will Smith, 6 out of 15 with two home runs, and The Giants’ RBI best hitter was Chris Bryant, a midseason pickup from the Chicago Cubs who was 6 out of 13 off. one homer.
The coldest players at the moment are Justin Turner from the Dodgers (1 out of 17) and Mike Jastrzemski from the Giants (0 out of 12).