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Need for Offspeed: NLCS Open Game 2 Thread

Two of the NL's best pitchers will attempt to keep their opponents off-balance.

Hey girl, you look like you could use a curveball.
Hey girl, you look like you could use a curveball.
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It is a bit redundant to describe this game as a matchup of aces, but this in fact just that. The Cubs boast three of the top ten starting pitchers in the National League by fWAR, and Kyle Hendricks, at 4.5, was narrowly their best. Unfortunately for the Lovable Losers (results may vary), they face the best pitcher in any league. Clayton Kershaw shut the door on the Nationals a few days ago and, technically, put to bed his much-hyped struggles in the later innings of games. He is now back on his normal rest schedule and will face one of the best offenses in baseball. Hendricks was hurt in his previous start by a sharp comebacker hitting him, but all reports indicate he should be all systems go.

Dodgers at Cubs (Cubs lead series 1-0) - 5:00 PM PT on FS1

Today's Lineups

Chase Utley - 2B Dexter Fowler - CF
Corey Seager - SS Kris Bryant - 3B
Justin Turner - 3B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B Ben Zobrist - LF
Josh Reddick - RF Addison Russell - SS
Joc Pederson - CF Javier Baez - 2B
Yasmani Grandal - C Willson Contreras - C
Andrew Toles - LF Jason Heyward - RF
Clayton Kershaw - LHP Kyle Hendricks - RHP