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October 4, 2013

Playoff Prospectus

NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 6, Braves 1

by Daniel Rathman


Teams that allow six runs to the Dodgers in a game started by Clayton Kershaw don’t often live to tell the tale. Kershaw and his relievers have combined to give up seven or more runs only four times since July 2, 2011. Unfortunately for Atlanta, last night wasn’t one of them.

The 25-year-old southpaw was a bit wilder last night than in his sharpest outings, but his merely adequate control didn’t stand in the way of a dominant performance. Thus, when the Dodgers capitalized on a couple of defensive lapses by the Braves in the top of the second, the game was well on its way to being over.

Kris Medlen, who drew the task of dueling Kershaw for the home team, struck out the side in the first, offering a glimmer of hope that he might match the visitors’ ace zero for zero. But Kershaw retired the Braves in order in the home half, and that hope was gone four batters later.

Adrian Gonzalez lined out to begin the next frame, but Yasiel Puig followed with a bouncer up the middle for a single. Puig, aggressive as ever on the basepaths, then went from first to third on a base hit by Juan Uribe, setting up Skip Schumaker with runners at the corners. The interim center fielder plated Puig with a sacrifice fly, on which Uribe advanced to second because Heyward missed the cut-off man, firing all the way home with virtually no chance to gun down the rookie. That put Uribe in scoring position for A.J. Ellis, who sent a looping fly ball toward the left-field line.

A rangier outfielder than Evan Gattis might have secured the catch to end the inning, but Gattis lunged and missed the ball, allowing Uribe to score on what was ruled a double. That proved to be the deciding tally in the 6-1 Dodgers win.

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