Rich Hill to the mound Thursday night. Because of Saturdays rainout in Washington, hell also be going on short rest as Kershaw
With the other three division series completed in just 10 games, it fell to the Dodgers and Nationals to stage a winner-take-all matchup. Los Angeles helped increase the possibility of a Game 5 -- perhaps to the detriment of winning the series, if you believe some pundits -- by giving the Game 4 starting assignment to Clayton Kershaw.That means theyll be sending Game 2 starter Rich Hill to the mound Thursday night. Because of Saturdays rainout in Washington, hell also be going on short rest as Kershaw was on Tuesday. While Hill threw just 82 pitches on Sunday, thanks to blister issues he nursed the second half of the season, Hill threw more pitches than that in only three other games since the All-Star break. Manager Dave Roberts almost certainly has Hill on a short leash with alternative starter Julio Urias and the entire bullpen ready for action.On the other end of the usage spectrum, the Nationals would love to see Max Scherzer pitch at least eight innings, if he doesnt run into trouble. In his Game 1 loss, Scherzer got through six innings as the Dodgers were able to coax nearly four pitches per plate appearance, despite drawing zero walks.Any time a postseason series goes the distance, we ask our Vegas handicappers here at Chalk for their thoughts on the game. In initially previewing the Dodgers (-160) and Nationals (+140) matchup, Joe Peta and Dave Tuley landed on opposite sides of the ledger, at very different odds than exist tonight. We check in with them to see whether they are hedging, pressing or passing on a chance to augment their original calls. Kevin King Super Bowl Jersey . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Dean Lowry Super Bowl Jersey . You can watch the game live on TSN at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. The Flyers had won seven of eight before dropping their last two outings on consecutive days over the weekend. Philadelphia was handed a 6-3 loss by the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon before dropping a 4-1 decision to the Rangers the following night in New York City. http://www.officialgreenbaypackerspro.com/ . -- Jimmy Walkers first PGA Tour trophy came with a special gift tucked inside. Jason Spriggs Super Bowl Jersey . The Cincinnati Reds remain perfect with their speedy rookie outfielder in the starting lineup. Jimmy Graham Super Bowl Jersey .35 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. Plouffe batted .254 with 14 home runs and 52 RBIs in 477 at-bats last season, his second as a regular in the lineup. Remember the pickup basketball player who became an Internet sensation by wearing a full Michael Jordan uniform?Well, hes got some new gear to wear -- courtesy of MJ himself.How did this all go down? Heres the fulll story via KREM.dddddddddddd.Harrison got a phone call from the hoops legend, too. ' ' '