Published: Tue, October 02, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Dodgers reportedly upset after Nationals decline to use Scherzer against Rockies

Dodgers reportedly upset after Nationals decline to use Scherzer against Rockies

Because the Los Angeles Dodgers and Colorado Rockies will also play a tiebreaker game to decide the NL West, the Cubs-Brewers game will start at 1:05 p.m. ET.

The winners of the respective contests will be crowned division champs, while the losers will turn around to play in the Wild Card game the following evening. The victor of today's game will host the Atlanta Braves in the NLDS starting on Thursday.

Cody Bellinger goes yard in the 4th to break the scoreless game wide open.

Walker Buehler came through for the Dodgers. And because both teams atop the Central have the best records in the NL, the loser of Monday's early game will host the Wild Card.

Get ready for this post season roller coaster with this special hype video from our friends at LA Dodgers HQ! Had there just been one tiebreaker, the extra game would have started at 3:09pm CT.

Regardless of who takes the mound for the Brewers, Milwaukee knows if it can extend its win streak, the extra two days of rest and not having to play in a must-win situation on Tuesday will be well worth the effort. It was the ninth cycle in the Rockies' 26-year history and the first of Blackmon's career. The Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the Giants and the Rockies won two of three against the Nationals. Buehler has held the Rockies hitless through five.

If the Rockies win Tuesday, they'll begin the NLDS Thursday at Milwaukee. Quintana faced Milwaukee six times in 2018, allowing only nine earned runs in 37.1 innings (2.17 ERA) while striking out 33 and walking ten. They had ace Max Scherzer slated to start the final game of the season at Colorado.

Muncy then doubled the Dodgers lead in the fifth with another two-run blast before Buehler's RBI in the sixth made it 5-0.

The Rockies have still yet to win a division title. The victor of Monday's matchup will clinch the division title and advance to National League Divisional Series against the Braves with home-field advantage.

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