Ryu had a 2.12 ERA and no-decisions in two starts against the Braves, the one at Turner Field coming with an alarming five walks in five innings. He pitched only four innings Sunday.
Why he'll win
: Rises to the occasion on big stage Why he'll win: Has a lively fastball with good command
: Has not pitched in postseason Pitcher beware: Inexperienced in October
: Change speeds and attack the strike zone
185.2 IP | 3.20 ERA | 3.69 FIP | 3.76 xFIP | .288 BABIP | 3.2 WAR
Teheran spent his rookie season proving why he was one of the game's top overall prospects just two years ago. Along with possessing a lively fastball, he seems quite capable of dealing with added postseason pressure.
Why he'll win
: Has a lively fastball with good command
: Inexperienced in October
: Build on strong second half, don't get rattled on the road
Ryu was a once-a-week pitcher in his native South Korea, so maybe this schedule suits him. Then again, maybe not. Ryu last pitched Sept. 29, so he'll be making this start on six days' rest. On regular (four days') rest this season, Ryu was 5-4 with a 3.26 ERA. On five days' rest, he was 7-1 with a 2.12 ERA. But on six days' rest, he was 2-3 with a 3.65 ERA.
Ramirez is merely the second Dodgers shortstop since the team moved to Los Angeles in 1958 to log two doubles in a postseason game. The other? Maury Wills, who went 4-for-5 with two doubles in Game 5 of the 1965 World Series against the Twins.
The Braves went 40-41 on the road this season. They were the only division champion to finish with a losing road record.
NO. GET OUT.
*All stats and images courtesy of MLB.com, Dodgers.com and Braves.com