The Los Angeles Dodgers came from behind to win Game 2 and even the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at one win apiece. He was lifted in the bottom of the fourth inning. So, what could possibly be better for Fox than the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox emerging from their respective League Championship Series to make that happen?
Former MLB All-Star Mark Mulder had a concerning observation.
Ryu was coming off a brilliant start in Game 1 of the NL Division Series versus the Atlanta Braves on October 4, when he tossed seven shutout innings and struck out eight in a 6-0 victory.
"The Brewers have changed over the period of time (since his last start against them)", Ryu said during a Friday afternoon media session.
Game 2 is Saturday at Miller Park, with Wade Miley pitching for the Brewers against Hyun-Jin Ryu. If the birth of his daughter would have prompted him to go on the paternity list, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he could have deployed added outfielder Andrew Toles or second baseman Chase Utley to the active roster and potentially inserted them in the lineup. Earlier in the game, Brandon Woodruff became the first Brewers reliever to hit a postseason home run when he clubbed a fastball over the right-center-field wall.
After starter Gio Gonzalez went two innings, nicked by Machado's home run, Woodruff entered in the top of the third. He joins Travis Wood for the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of the 2016 NL Division Series against San Francisco and Rosy Ryan for the New York Giants in Game 3 of the 1924 World Series against Washington as the only relievers to go deep in the postseason. Santana swiped second and scored on Ryan Braun's two-out single against Ryan Madson. Cain in his career against Kershaw has batted.181 (2-11).
Ryu then fell behind in the count 2-0 against Lorenzo Cain and got the first strike on a cutter on the outside edge.
"We gave up too many bases".
"It's intense baseball games, man", Jeffress said. "The errors affected the game".
"Just me against [Yelich]. And I thought the stuff was good, but he just made mistakes in the strike zone and defensively, again, we didn't do him any favors".