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2021 National League Championship Series Game 6, Braves vs. Dodgers, Saturday 10/23, 7:08 CT

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The Braves can still punch their ticket to the World Series tonight.

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Chris Taylor and the Dodgers had themselves a night on Thursday:

Momentum, though, as you know, is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.

Here’s everything you need to know for today’s LCS game.

Dodgers vs. Braves, 7:08 p.m. CT. Braves lead series 3-2.

Walker Buehler, RHP vs. Ian Anderson, RHP

Max Scherzer was supposed to start this game, but was scratched with “arm fatigue.” This means, most likely, that using him on two days’ rest to close Game 5 of the division series against the Giants, then starting him on two days’ rest in Game 2 of the NLCS, was a mistake. 202 pitches in a seven-day span is... a lot. That was confirmed by Dave Roberts this afternoon:

Meanwhile, Walker Buehler will now start this game on three days’ rest. His other start in this series — Game 3 — did not go well.

The lineups were posted early today for this game, so here you go:

TV: TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Ron Darling, Jeff Francoeur and Lauren Shehadi.

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com preview

This is the only thread for today’s game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.