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National League Division Series Game 1: Dodgers vs. Nationals, Friday 10/7, 4:30 CT

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Here’s a game thread for the other N.L. division series.

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When the Cubs win their division series (how’s that for optimism?), their opponent in the NLCS will be the winner of this series.

My prediction, for what it’s worth: Nationals in five games.

Probable pitchers: Clayton Kershaw vs. Max Scherzer. This is a matchup of two of the best pitchers in the game, and you’d expect a low-scoring pitchers’ duel. You don’t always get what you ask for, though. Weather shouldn’t be an issue for this game, though Game 2 Saturday in this series could be threatened by rain.

Today’s game is on FS1. Announcers: Kenny Albert, Tom Verducci, Harold Reynolds and J.P. Morosi.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

SB Nation game preview

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Discuss amongst yourselves.