Dodgers vs. Padres: TV Channel, Prediction, Time, SDLN Game 2 Live Stream, Odds, Starting Pitchers

The Los Angeles Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five NLDS by virtue of a Game 1 victory Tuesday night. They are two wins away from returning to the NL Championship Series for the third straight season. This time around, the Dodgers were one of the best regular season teams in baseball history, winning 111 games.

The San Diego Padres, as such, came into this one huge underdogs. They won 89 games in the regular season and then defeated the 101-win Mets in the Wild Card Series. They showed struggle in Game 1, struggling to bring the go-ahead run to the plate in the sixth inning despite being down 5-0 after three.

Still, the Dodgers won and now the Padres could really use a Game 2 win if they want to stand a decent chance to steal this one.

You can see the full postseason schedule by clicking here, and here is the 2022 playoff bracket. Now, let’s get to the important stuff for Game 2.

how to look

Date: Wednesday, October 12 | Weather: 8:37 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles)
television channel:FS1 | live broadcast: fuboTV (try for free)
Odds: SD +158; LAD-190; O/U: 7.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Starting pitchers: RHP Clayton Kershaw (12-3, 2.28), RHP Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10)

Advance

Yu Darvish receives the ball for the Padres. He was very good in the regular season, suppressing runs, closing in on 200 innings and striking out more than one batter per inning. He was brilliant in the Wild Card Series against the Mets, allowing just one run on six hits in seven innings of work. He faced the Dodgers four times this season, pitching with a 2.52 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP, though that was only good enough for a division in which each team won two of those games.

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Clayton Kershaw will be the starter for the Dodgers. Injuries limited him to 22 starts, but when he pitched, he was still one of the most effective players in baseball. There is a narrative that Kershaw can’t pitch in the playoffs. He is 13-12 with a 4.19 ERA in his postseason career. He has been hit on occasion, but has also dropped some gems. Overall, though, his postseason numbers are much worse than his regular-season career numbers, so that narrative doesn’t come out of nowhere. He faced the Padres twice this year and posted a 0.75 ERA and a 0.75 WHIP in 12 innings.

The Dodgers went 14-5 against the Padres in the regular season, outscoring them 109-47. It looked like this would be a boat race again in Game 1, with the Dodgers jumping out to a 5-0 lead. However, the Padres put up a great fight and closed the gap to the point that the Dodgers had to use their best relievers.

Prediction

Until the Padres prove otherwise, the Dodgers own them. Darvish is likely to shoot well, so it could happen a little later than the Dodgers’ offensive explosion early in Game 1. It will happen, though. The Dodgers will prevail again.

To choose: Dodgers 4, Padres 2

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