Both the Braves and the Dodgers will use identical lineups in Game 3 to those we saw in Games 1 and 2 in Atlanta. Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers and right-hander Julio Teheran will start for the Braves, a matchup of two rookies making their 31st start of the season.
As for Game 4, well, some things seem TBA.
Ricky Nolasco is the Dodgers’ scheduled starter. He made the Dodgers’ playoff roster despite a 12.75 earned-run average in his final three starts of the season. Asked if Nolasco was still his starter Monday if the Dodgers lost today, Mattingly said “right now, Ricky’s the guy.”
That caveat could be an important one. Clayton Kershaw, who threw seven strong innings in Game 1 on Thursday, threw a bullpen session Saturday and appears ready to go in case Mattingly has a change of heart.