Ruffolo's Thursday Run Line Crusher
Atlanta Braves (42-26) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (49-19)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 8:08 pm
The Braves were out of it before the game pretty much got underway on Wednesday and I’m not sure I expect much difference on Thursday. Clayton Kershaw’s slated to go here for the Dodgers after being scratched in game two with back spasms, but if Kershaw’s good to go like the Dodgers say he is, I like L.A.’s chances to make this a best-of-three series. Kershaw’s gone 2-0 in this year’s playoffs with a 1.93 ERA and 19 strikeouts and has a 0.43 ERA in his career in the postseason against Atlanta. Bryse Wilson is expected to go here in what’s probably a bullpen game for the Braves, and while Atlanta’s pitching has been on fire in the postseason, I think the Dodgers have all of the momentum and ride it to a win on the run line here as it takes Atlanta a day to bounce back from their first loss of the postseason.