Seeding and home field advantage is also at issue, of course.
Out of all six appearances, this one feels the most unique as the Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off of a heartbreaking loss in the 2017 World Series to the Houston Astros.
Colorado will travel to face the Cubs, who lost the NL Central tiebreaker to the Brewers, in the single-elimination National League wild-card game Tuesday. San Francisco scored four runs in the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium for the decisive victory of a three-game tiebreaker series for the 1962 pennant.
In five starts against the Rockies this season, Buehler is 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA. Marquez has faced off against the Dodgers three times, winning two of those games, with a 2.57 ERA.
Buehler did not allow Colorado to record a hit until there was one out in the sixth.
For the a year ago, every Dodger fan has been wondering "what if?" about the smallest moments of that series.
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First baseman Max Muncy followed with another two-run homer off of Marquez in the fifth to help the Dodgers put the game out of reach. When they were in Brooklyn, the Dodgers finished tied with the rival Giants for the 1951 NL pennant, and then famously lost a three-game series to NY on a home run by Bobby Thomson.
Charlie Blackmon -.267 batting average against Buehler with one home run and three RBI's. Both L.A. and Colorado have who they want on the mound, that's for sure.
The Atlanta Braves are NL East champions and will play in the NL Division Series against. somebody.
The Giants moved Madison Bumgarner back just to start against the Dodgers on Friday, despite the fact that the series is completely meaningless to them. Jim Deshaies set the modern record by striking out his first eight batters in a 1986 game, and Jacob deGrom matched the feat in 2014.
Walker Buehler has been lights out for the Dodgers lately posting a 0.90 ERA in his last three starts.
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One possibility is that Ford and her lawyers agreed to turn over the correspondence prior to the hearing. A vote has been scheduled for Friday , before even hearing the testimony of Ford on Thursday.