Washington Nationals 5 – 2 Los Angeles Dodgers
When a series features the two best bullpens in baseball, its no surprise that managers have no reservations about pulling starters early. And that was the narrative from game two of the NLCS as both starters only lasted 4.1 innings, requiring the bullpen to put in work. Nationals starter, Tanner Roark left after allowing seven hits and two walks, but only surrendering two runs – thanks to the Dodgers inability to score with the bases loaded.
Dodgers starter, Rich Hill, left after allowing six hits and two walks, but let four cross the plate. The Dodgers bullpen limited Washington to just one run through the remaining 3.2 innings, but the Nationals pen continued their dominance. Through two games, the Bullpens have only allowed one run in a combined 15+ innings.
For the second time in as many games, Dodgers rookie SS Corey Seager led off the scoring with a home-run.
Game three is back in Los Angeles on Monday.