The Los Angeles Dodgers may be down two games to the Atlanta Braves, but their performance at the end of National League Championship Series Game 2 could put them in the right spot to take Game 3.
The Dodgers produced all seven of their runs in the final three innings in their best attempt of the series to match Atlanta's offensive production.
Atlanta has outscored Los Angeles 13-8, and its latest attempt to quell the No. 1 seed's offensive production will come through Kyle Wright.
Wright is scheduled to make his second career postseason start Wednesday against Julio Urias, who has been used in a variety of roles during his team's string of forays deep into the postseason.
NLCS Game 3 Information
Start Time: 6:05 p.m. ET
Live Stream: FoxSports.com or Fox Sports app
Ticket Info: Available tickets can be found on StubHub.
Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Atlanta 4
The final three innings of Game 2 could be a glimpse into what the Dodgers can produce over nine innings in Game 3.
The Dodgers will not have to face Max Fried or Ian Anderson until at least Game 5, so they could take advantage of the weaker arms in the Atlanta rotation to jump out to an early advantage.
Wright is coming off six shutout innings against Miami, but he was not perfect for most of the regular season.
The right-handed hurler allowed three or more earned runs in five of his eight regular-season appearances, and he gave up five home runs in September.
Wright was put in a perfect spot to succeed in the NLDS since Miami was coming off a scoreless performance in Game 2.
Los Angeles comes into NLCS Game 3 in opposite form at the dish after Corey Seager and Max Muncy delivered home runs and Cody Bellinger tripled off Atlanta's relievers.
Three of the six relief arms called on by manager Brian Snitker conceded an earned run in Game 2. Darren O'Day and Josh Tomlin both allowed multiple earned runs.
All nine of the Dodgers batters recorded a hit in Game 2. Seager was the only one with multiple hits. He also drove in four runs.
If the Dodgers bank off the confidence gained in Tuesday's latter innings, they could finally put an Atlanta starter under pressure.
Anderson gave up one hit and worked around five walks in four scoreless frames, while Fried allowed a single earned run in six innings.
If the Dodgers get runs off Wright early, they could ride Urias for the first five or six innings since he has been so consistent in the postseason.
The Los Angeles southpaw allowed nine earned runs in 23.2 playoff innings, and he shut down the San Diego Padres over five frames in NLDS Game 3 in his last appearance.
Urias has struck out 11 batters over eight innings this postseason, and he could keep the heart of Atlanta's order away from run-scoring opportunities.
Although Freeman and others have flexed their power in the series, the Braves also displayed their susceptibility to a high rate of strikeouts. They had 12 strikeouts in each of the first two games.
If Urias pitches well and the Dodgers batters get to Wright early, the No. 1 seed could finally gain some sort of advantage in the series.
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