Lefty Urias gets the start for the Dodgers today. The left-hander was solid down the stretch for L.A. and has carried that over to the postseason. Urias threw eight innings in the playoffs and allowed just one unearned run on four hits while striking out 11.
Braves right-hander Wright didn’t have a good regular season, pitching to a 5.21 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP, but he was brilliant in his postseason debut. Wright shut out the Marlins over six innings on just three hits while striking out seven in the divisional round.
Don’t write off the Dodgers just yet. Los Angeles showed a lot of fight in Game 2. They seemed to come to life late in the last game. Don't forget, they were the best team in the regular season by far, leading the MLB in wins (43) and run differential (+136). Now they hand the ball to a hot lefty in Urias, while the Braves counter with Wright, who, outside of a very good start here or there, has not performed great this season. The Dodgers will pose a much bigger challenge for Wright.
Urias was 5-0 with a 2.86 ERA & Wright 3-4 with a 4.50 ERA. A weird stat I found while handicapping is the fact that Urias was 5-0 in night games and Wright went 0-4 in night games this year. So, let's call this game a twi-nighter. The Dodgers will carry the momentum they built at the end of Game 2 into this one and ride it to a big win. It's gona take a lefty to get the Dodgers right. Take them by a couple of runs.
TAKE: LA DODGERS - 1.5 RUNS - 110