Like it or not, that’s my prediction for tonight’s game. Clayton Kershaw will spin a beautiful game for about six innings, then the bullpen takes over and shuts it down. Meanwhile, the Dodgers offense will scrape for hits against the lefty Madison Bumgarner. Eventually, one of the Dodgers will hit a solo home run that will provide the necessary run to win. That’s not a far-fetched prediction. But it probably also will not happen that way.
This much we do know – the Dodgers lead the Giants by five games with thirteen games left to play, six of which are head-to-head against the Giants. The Dodgers’ magic number is nine. The playoff rotation most likely begins with Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill, and Kenta Maeda. Vin Scully will call his last game on October 2nd.
Win for Vin.