It’s official: Clayton Kershaw will start Game 2 of the NLCS, followed by Rich Hill in Game 3. Kershaw will be pitching on short rest after tossing seven pitches in Game 5 of the NLDS, while Hill will go on normal rest. Dave Roberts has yet to announce a starter for Game 4.
Below are the lineups for Game 1 of the NLCS, which is slated to start at 8 PM EDT.
WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.
He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.
Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.
The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.
Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.