October 15, 2016
NLCS Preview: Dodgers vs. Cubs
Dave Roberts and the Dodgers pulled out all the stops in Game 5 of the NLDS, riding Kenley Jansen and Clayton Kershaw to knock out the Nationals. Their reward? A seven-game date with the 103-win Cubs, whose furious Game 4 comeback against the Giants brought them one step closer to the World Series everyone in Chicago has been thinking ahead to for months.
Chicago is deep, talented, confident, rested, and ready. Los Angeles is ... well, as Dusty Baker said shortly after his Nationals were eliminated by the Dodgers: "I’d be interested to see—they won the war—but the effects of Jansen and Kershaw when they get to Chicago."
Only one way to find out!