Dodgers set starters for NLCS Games 2, 3 and 4
10:23 PM ET
MILWAUKEE — The Los Angeles Dodgers will start left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in Game 2, righty Walker Buehler in Game 3 and lefty Rich Hill in Game 4 of their National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers.
There was some thought to potentially going with Ryu in Game 3 because his numbers have looked so good at home this season, but the Dodgers felt it was more important that he not have too much time off between starts.
Ryu, who displaced Clayton Kershaw as the Game 1 starter in the NL Division Series, will take the Miller Park mound Saturday on eight days’ rest. Buehler, who gave up five runs in the second inning of NLDS Game 3, will be on seven days’ rest by Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium.
The Brewers are countering with back-to-back lefties in the first two games — Gio Gonzalez and Wade Miley, respectively — in hopes of weakening a Dodgers lineup that features several potent left-handed hitters. Righty Jhoulys Chacin, Milwaukee’s best and most consistent starter all season, won’t pitch until Game 3 but can help out of the bullpen in Game 1.
The Dodgers will start Kershaw in Game