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The Dodgers are one win away from their second straight National League pennant after they took down the Brewers 5-2 in Game 5 of the NLCS Wednesday.
Milwaukee got creative to start the game with its pitching staff, but a brilliant start from a future Hall of Famer in Clayton Kershaw led the Dodgers to victory.
Game 6 will be played Friday in Milwaukee.
Austin Barnes was probably the last person Dodgers fans thought would help their team win a postseason game. The backup catcher batted .205 with four home runs and 14 RBIs on the season and was 1 for 7 in the playoffs coming into Game 5.
But when Barnes stepped to the plate with Chris Taylor on third base and one out in the fourth inning, the utilityman came through as he grounded a single up the middle to tie the game. Barnes broke the Dodgers' 0 for 7 streak with a runner on third and less than two outs in the NLCS while improving the team's batting average to .300 in the playoffs.
And again, Barnes was literally the least likely person to come through in that situation. According to the Athletic, Barnes hit .111 with runners in scoring position on the season, which was last in MLB among players with 50 or more at-bats (319 qualifiers).
Austin Barnes RBI single ...— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) October 17, 2018
Barnes hit .111 with RISP during regular season, the worst BA among the 319 players with 50+ at-bats.
The Brewers manager really was playing chess when everyone else was playing checkers Wednesday. Craig Counsell allowed starter Wade Miley to pitch to one batter (a walk to Cody Bellinger) before he removed him for Brandon Woodruff with no outs in the first inning.
But Counsell couldn't have predicted the effect that move would have later in the game. Barnes, who was in the lineup instead of Yasmani Grandal, drove in the tying run. Max Muncy, who was in the lineup because Los Angeles really didn't have another choice, drove in the go-ahead run. Joc Pederson, who came into replace Freese after one at-bat, also tallied a base hit.
Counsell attempted to control the Dodgers' lineup in Game 5, but as much as he tried to dictate the game by affecting Los Angeles' lineup, he couldn't keep them from scoring runs with moves he more or less forced.
Clayton Kershaw has a reputation for being bad in the postseason, but let's look at this situation for what it is: Kershaw has good starts in the playoffs and he has bad ones, as well. He's not some terrible pitcher when the lights are brightest.
Don't believe us? Kershaw has registered 12 quality starts (6 IP, 3 ER or fewer) in 22 career postseason opportunities. In eight of those 12 starts, Kershaw allowed one earned run or less in at least six innings of work. Kershaw has his bad starts yes, but he's not awful. He allowed one earned run in seven innings in Game 5.
And while everyone loves to rag on him, think about this: The Dodgers ace has a better career postseason ERA (4.26) than Chris Sale (5.85), David Price (5.42), CC Sabathia (4.31) and Luis Severino (6.26). He isn't far behind Corey Kluber (3.97). Kershaw gets a bad rap, but he shouldn't be considered a bad postseason pitcher.
Kapler said Arrieta's "comments are true" after the pitcher said the Phillies "need to have an accountability check."
The Indians have to pay Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez in the coming seasons, but to do that they may have to part ways with some vets.
Britton has recorded four saves and holds a 3.45 ERA in 15 2/3 innings on the mound this season.
The left-handed Cubs pitcher said he's using a unique technique to improve his throwing to bases.
Knapp hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, upper-deck home run in the 13th inning. It doesn't get much better than that.
87 /7 (10)
108 /6 (10)
South Africa win by 21 runs
227 & 122 /3
153 & 249
Pakistan need 54 runs to win
48 /2 (16.5)
New South Wales are 48 for 2
31 /2 (10.5)
South Australia are 31 for 2
336 & 243
290 & 346
England win by 57 runs
522 /7 d: & 224 /6 d:
304 & 224
Bangladesh win by 218 runs
280 /9 (50)
320 /5 (50)
South Africa win by 40 runs