Today, our staff gives their picks for the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers
We are now a little more than 24 hours away from the Washington Nationals playing Game 1 of the 2016 NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers (5:38 p.m ET, FS1). It is a highly anticipated pitcher’s duel between Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer.
For the Los Angeles Dodgers, it’s an opportunity for them to advance to their first NLCS since 2013 after losing in the first round each of the last two seasons. As for the Washington Nationals, they are looking to advance to the NLCS for the first time in team history since the franchise moved to Washington D.C.
There are numerous storylines abound in this series. A couple of them are how the Washington Nationals will handle losing Stephen Strasburg and Wilson Ramos for the postseason. On the Dodgers side, how will Dave Roberts handle managing his first postseason? As we saw in the AL Wild Card game Tuesday night, even the best of managers can make a big mistake.
Today, our staff will share with you their keys to the series as well as a prediction for how they see this series shaking out. Also, we have a prediction from the opposing side. Up first will be Alex Campos, who is the editor for the Dodgers FanSided site, Dodgers Way.