The Dodgers' Wild Horse is their energizer — Alexander

The Dodgers' Wild Horse is their energizer — Alexander

He was placed on the disabled list July 29 because of a concussion suffered a day earlier when he was hit in the head by a batted ball.

The real entertainment, however, lay with one Yasiel Puig, whose fourth-inning at-bat encapsulated the zaniness of playoff baseball fever. If they manage to stun the Dodgers with three straight wins, it'll be the first time they've advanced to the Championship Series since 2007. "Credit the players, the offensive players, it's trying to use the big playing of the field, get that hit, take that walk if you need to".

To Arizona manager Torey Lovullo, a lot of credit goes to Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Altuve and other top hitters.

Turner's five RBIs tied the Dodgers' postseason record, set by Davey Lopes in the 1978 World Series and tied three years later by Pedro Guerrero in that season's Fall Classic. While that doesn't meant that Arizona won't try as hard or isn't capable of winning, it's a notable difference between the two teams.

In his last start at Dodger Stadium, Ray racked up 14 strikeouts and plenty of swings and misses. "There are so many guys in our lineup that can hurt you". He was 3 for 4 with two runs driven in Saturday night, in the 8-5 victory that put the Dodgers up 2-0 on the Diamondbacks. "It just sort of stunk, but what are you going to do?" Game 3 will take place Monday in Phoenix, with a possible Game 4 in Phoenix on Tuesday. With a sizable lead and the bottom of the order due up, three outs didn't seem like a Herculean task for the southpaw. Ray, a power-throwing lefty, dominated the Dodgers during the regular season, going 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 31⅔ innings.

Kershaw struck out seven, walked three and allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings. This has been on full display Friday night in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "Just everyone's been good this year, and I think this is the year", one fan said.

Robbie Ray is on the mound tonight.

Instead, first baseman Bellinger extended his glove to the limit and nabbed it, and then flipped to Corey Seager for the force that ended the inning.

"Kyle is a great story". They had more wins than any team in the major leagues. Ray's a tough one. "Every time we get Kyle in there, we like him". That effort might have affected him on Saturday, as he wasn't sharp. "He just competed right there". The 26-year-old had three wild pitches which was the second most in a postseason game in MLB history.

But, Godley had to be frustrated. They left their fans to fret about the four home runs off Clayton Kershaw, but otherwise they rediscovered themselves, the focus and the flair. Kershaw, who is 2-0 against the Diamondbacks this season, said he knows the team well and they know him well.

This one is simple. "This series is not over".

According to oddsmakers at, the Dodgers are listed as a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline.

But no team in baseball beat them more often than the Arizona Diamondbacks, who took 11 of 19 from Los Angeles during the regular season.

And there's the internal contribution as the antithesis of the button-down professionals that inhabit the Dodger clubhouse. He's certainly that for us.

"October baseball is the best thing in the world, as far as I'm concerned". We have to continue to make pitches.

Is the Dodgers' offense better built for the regular season? . The Dodgers should be a little more crisp in a few areas and along with home-field advantage, that should be the difference.

"I was trying to pump up the crowd".