Although the Brewers shut out the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, L.A. did make a run at the game in the ninth inning, loading the bases and bringing the tying run to the plate.
The Dodgers are giving Austin Barnes a start at catcher tonight:
Coach Dave Roberts is asked about Yasmani Grandal: We’re playing Austin tomorrow pic.twitter.com/ZNGY9ytHvC— Steve Saldivar (@stevesaldivar) October 16, 2018
L.A.’s regular catcher, Yasmani Grandal, is having a miserable postseason. He’s 3-for-22 overall with 10 strikeouts (one of those with the bases loaded in that ninth inning Monday), plus has had three passed balls in the NLCS.
Nathan Eovaldi pitched very well in his first-ever postseason game in the ALDS against the Yankees (seven innings, one run), while Dallas Keuchel will be making his ninth postseason start.
Nathan Eovaldi (Red Sox) vs. Dallas Keuchel (Astros)
Gio Gonzalez (Brewers) vs. Rich Hill (Dodgers)
Here are the lineups for the afternoon game.
Game 3. Keuchel on the bump. Go time.#NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/UyNPFrcbTH— Houston Astros (@astros) October 16, 2018
For the series lead. #DoDamage pic.twitter.com/RWZBXEULUR— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 16, 2018
Game time for Red Sox/Astros: 4 p.m. CT. TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson and Ron Darling, with Lauren Shehadi reporting.
Game time for Brewers/Dodgers: 8 p.m. CT. TV: FS1. Announcers: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Tom Verducci and Ken Rosenthal.
Here is the complete MLB.com Mediacenter for today.
MLB.com Gameday for Red Sox/Astros
MLB.com Gameday for Brewers/Dodgers
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Red Sox/Astros
Baseball-reference.com game preview for Brewers/Dodgers
SB Nation game preview for Red Sox/Astros
SB Nation game preview for Brewers/Dodgers
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