The season hangs in the balance for the Atlanta Braves who must win or go home Sunday in Game 3 of the NLDS. Atlanta has still not scored a run dropping the first two games of the series 6-0 on Thursday and 3-0 on Friday.
The Braves made a late change on Saturday and Sean Newcomb is now scheduled to get the start on Sunday. Originally, Atlanta had planned for Kevin Gausman to start but he will now be available out of the bullpen as well everyone not named Mike Foltynewicz.
Newcomb made his postseason debut in Game 1 throwing two scoreless innings in relief while allowing one hit and striking out two. Newcomb made two starts in the regular season against the Dodgers getting roughed up the first time before coming within one strike of a no-hitter in the second. His second half numbers haven’t been good but he has the stuff to go out and dominate. The Braves will be looking for him to get them off to a good start after they have fallen behind early in both of the first two games of the series.
Rookie right-hander Walker Buehler will get the start for the Dodgers. Buehler threw 6.2 scoreless innings in the NL West tiebreaker. He faced Atlanta back in June and allowed one run over 5.1 innings.
If the Braves are going to turn things around then they are going to have to find a way to generate some offense. Atlanta has managed just nine hits over the first two games of the series.
First pitch is scheduled for around 8:07 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on FS1.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, October 7, 8:07 p.m. ET
Location: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM, WYAY 106.7, Braves Radio Network