Mon, Oct 14, 2019

The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers are battling for the NLDS lead in Game 3 on Sunday night at Nationals Park. The Nats knotted the series up with a Game 2 win in L.A. and will try to take the series lead at home. Washington opted to start righty Anibal Sanchez instead of Max Scherzer in Game 3. All-Star lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu is on the mound for the Dodgers.

First pitch came shortly after 7:45 p.m. ET, and the game can be stream on fuboTV. You can follow along below with our live blog.

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The Nationals will send Anibal Sanchez, not Max Scherzer, to the mound in Game 3. Scherzer started the NL Wild Card Game last Tuesday and threw an inning in relief in NLDS Game 2 on Friday. The team wanted to see how he felt during Saturday’s off day before announcing a Game 3 starter. Sunday morning, the Nationals confirmed Sanchez will take the mound, setting up Scherzer for a Game 4 start.

Washington’s bullpen has been a weakness all season. Not including Scherzer in Game 2 and Stephen Strasburg in the Wild Card Game, Nationals relievers have allowed five runs in four innings this postseason. Game 1 starter Patrick Corbin could also a bullpen option Sunday.

As for the Dodgers, they’re sending Cy Young candidate Hyun-Jin Ryu to the mound in Game 3. He’ll be pitching on seven days rest. Oddly enough, Ryu had a 0.71 ERA on normal rest and a 2.93 ERA on extra rest during the regular season. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has not yet pitched in the NLDS and may see action in Game 3 regardless of score.

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