Javier Vazquez had yet another craptacular start on Saturday, giving up five runs on seven hits in three innings while walking four. After that game Jor Girardi said that his next start — scheduled for this Friday at Fenway — was in question. It’s no longer in question. Girardi has bumped Vazquez off Friday’s start. He’ll go a week from today against the Tigers. Girardi’s comment after the decision: “We’re going to give him a couple days to catch
“Or to trade him to the Mets,” GIrardi did not add.
Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner and SS/CF Chris Taylor have been named co-MVPs of the NLCS, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.
Turner hit .333/.478/.667 with four singles, two home runs, and five walks across 23 plate appearances in the NLCS. He hit a walk-off three-run home run off of John Lackey in the ninth inning to win Game 2 for the Dodgers.
Taylor hit .316/.458/.789 with two singles, a double, a triple, two home runs, and five walks in 24 NLCS plate appearances. He hit a go-ahead solo home run in Game 1. He hit another go-ahead solo homer in Game 3 and later added an RBI triple.