Dodgers vs. Rays prediction: Los Angeles will win critical Game 5
A look back at Game 1 as we look into Game 5. The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw threw a gem, one run over six superb innings. Kershaw is 3-1 this postseason, ERA 2.88, the K count at 31 across 25 innings.
Completely different story for the Rays’ Tyler Glasnow. Steady all year he was roughed up in the series opener for six runs in just 4²/₃ innings. Couldn’t find the plate, issuing a disturbing six walks, and when he did, Los Angeles’ lineup made him pay.
Glasnow’s postseason record is 2-2, ERA 6.08 and he has fanned 33 in 23²/₃ innings. So what can we expect in Game 5? Moderation. The Rays’ bats will be more productive, having seen Kershaw, and Glasnow has nowhere to go but up after his worst start of the year, if not career. That said, we will still back the Dodgers for 20 units.
What a game. What an ending. Dodgers led, 4-2. Rays took the lead on Brandon Lowe’s three-run homer in the sixth. L.A. reclaimed the lead in the seventh, then again in the eight. With two on and two out in the ninth, Brett Phillips’ base hit off Kenley Jansen ended it. But not before Randy Arozarena did his best impression of Daniel Jones, falling on his way to the plate. We fell as well. Down -788 burthootons.
Source : Stitches Link