Out of nowhere, the Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched Clayton Kershaw from his Game 2 start due to back spasms.
Breaking news has just arrived out of Los Angeles and it’s not good at all for the Dodgers. That’s because the club has just announced that star pitcher Clayton Kershaw will not be able to take the mound tonight for his expected start in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Kershaw, who was getting ready to try and help LA even up their series against the Atlanta Braves, is suffering from back spasms. With the talented lefty now not able to go on Tuesday, Tony Gonsolin will get the start instead.
Ian Anderson now has a great chance to put the Braves up 2-0 in the NLCS
While this is terrible news for the Dodgers, Atlanta Braves fans are probably thinking their chances of taking a 2-0 NLCS lead have skyrocketed. All eyes will be on Atlanta starter Ian Anderson on Tuesday to see if he’ll be able to lead his team to another huge win.
Despite being a rookie, Anderson has been superb this season for Atlanta. He went 3-2 during the regular season with a 1.95 ERA and 41 strikeouts. In his last postseason start against the Miami Marlins, Anderson went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three hits and no runs.
Since he made his debut over the summer, the 22-year-old hurler has been as good as advertised for the club. Now, the bright lights will be on him against the Dodgers, a team that knows falling behind 0-2 to Atlanta and its incredibly loaded lineup would be an absolute nightmare.
Entering the day, many figured Kershaw would steal the show in helping LA to a win. Now, things have changed, with countless MLB fans out there waiting to see if Anderson can step up under pressure and put his team up 2-0.