October 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) pitches in the first inning against the Atlanta Braves in game four of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Clayton Kershaw and Michael Wacha will start Game 2 of the NLCS

Now that we know that Zack Greinke is taking the mound in Game 1 of this National League Championship Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals, we can now take a look at who will take the mound on Saturday.

Left handed pitcher and long time Dodger Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of this series. So far this post-season Kershaw has been outstanding and is in a match up that could remain scoreless until the final or late frames of the game.

The six year veteran finished the season 16-9 with nearly 240 innings pitched which is a career high for him.

Kershaw’s first two outings, he’s only given up six hits which resulted in three runs, one being earned. He has struck out 18 batters so far in two post-season starts this year and currently holds an ERA of 0.69.

Now starting against him will most likely be rookie Michael Wacha. Wacha has had an outstanding regular season and has carried that performance to the post-season. In his only start this post-season he’s only allowed one hit which was a home run but has nine strike outs with a 1.23 ERA.

This series is set to be the most exciting  championship series we’ve seen in awhile.

Tags: Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers Michael Wacha St. Louis Cardinals

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