With the Cardinals in town for a four game series, the Dodgers look to improve on their lifetime record of 1,047-1,078 against the Redbirds. The Blue are throwing their best four starters, Josh Beckett, Hyun-jin Ryu, Zack Greinke, and Clayton Kershaw.
The last time the Dodgers played St. Louis, Clayton Kershaw performed like a mere shell of his current self (Game 6 of the NLCS). This time, Kershaw has the momentum working in his favor, as he works to improve on his current streak of 21 scoreless innings.
Puig thought he hit a home run in Game 3 of the NLCS, but when the ball hit the wall, he had to turn on the hyper-drive to turn his hit into a triple. We’ll be looking for more of this hyper-drive gear, not only from Puig, but also from Gordon.
Dee may or may not steal many bases off the stingy Yadier Molina, but look for the possibility of extra bases with every hit to the outfield. Gordon has been on an extra base tear of late, as he has hit three of his league leading nine triples in the past nine games.