In the hole? Ace Kershaw gets the call for Dodgers in NLCS
Austin Barnes was back in the Dodgers lineup to catch lefty ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the Braves on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas, which ended too late for this edition. It was the third start this postseason, all the games started by Kershaw. Barnes, above right, was 4-for-5 at the plate in the previews two starts that the Dodgers both won. Kershaw, above left, was initially scheduled to pitch Game 2 of the NLCS two days earlier before getting scratched because of back spasms. The Braves had their same lineup Thursday as Game 3, all right-handers except for NL MVP contender Freddie Freeman and switch-hitter Johan Camargo. The Dodgers had their five left-handed batters between the Nos. 2 and 7 spots in the order against Bryse Wilson, making his postseason debut as the third Braves right-handed rookie to start in this series.