The National League Division Series continues on Wednesday with a pair of Game 2s between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves as well as the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Phillies were the only Game 1 underdog to pull off an upset on Tuesday, holding on for a 7-6 victory in Atlanta. The Dodgers, the World Series favorites, picked up a 5-3 win over the Padres in Game 1.
Every day at BetSided, we break down the playoff pitching matchups to help you make your bet on these games. With a pair of aces going for the Padres and Phillies, could another upset be in the cards tonight?
Here are the probable pitchers for each game:
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Probable Pitchers
- Phillies: Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA)
- Braves: Kyle Wright (21-5, 3.19 ERA)
This is a terrific pitching matchup in a must-win Game 2 for the Atlanta Braves after dropping the series opener on Tuesday.
Kyle Wright has been terrific for the Braves this season, and the team is 24-6 in his 30 starts in 2022. He’s pitched 19.0 innings against the Phillies this season, going 2-1 in those starts and holding the Phillies to just six runs.
Wheeler, who pitched in the wild card round against the St. Louis Cardinals, is arguably Philadelphia’s best starter. The team really stole Game 1 with Ranger Suarez on the mound, and the Phils can really put themselves in the driver’s seat with a win this afternoon.
In three outings against the Braves this season, Wheeler allowed just five earned runs across 20 innings pitched. The Phillies went 2-1 in those games.
San Diego Padres vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Probable Pitchers
- Padres: Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA)
- Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (12-3, 2.28 ERA)
The Los Angeles Dodgers grabbed a win behind Julio Urias in Game 1, and now they turn to another lefty, veteran Clayton Kershaw in Game 2.
Kershaw’s playoff struggles have been well documented (4.19 ERA in 37 appearances), but he did pitch well in his last postseason appearances in the 2020 season when the Dodgers won the World Series.
Kershaw allowed just one earned run across two starts (12.0 innings pitched) against the Padres this season.
He will take on a formidable opponent in Padres ace Yu Darvish, who spun seven innings of one-run ball in the wild card round against the New York Mets.
Darvish threw seven innings of two-hit ball in his last start against the Dodgers back on Sept. 2, and he allowed seven runs across 25.0 innings (four starts) against them this season. Five of those runs came in one game, so Darvish is capable of shutting down this vaunted Los Angeles lineup when he has his best stuff.
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