The Arizona Diamondbacks proved in the regular season they can hang with the Los Angeles Dodgers. But who has the edge at each position entering the NLDS? Find out below.
In under six hours, bitter rivals will face off in game one of a possible five game journey.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will open the NLDS at 7:30 p.m. from Dodger Stadium with a spot in the NLCS against either the Chicago Cubs or the Washington Nationals on the line.
The Dodgers may have won more games and have more money, but the “underdog” Diamondbacks won 11 of the 19 regular season matchups against their rivals and outscored Los Angeles 11-8.
But this is the postseason and after years of October disappointment, there is a ton of pressure on the Dodgers to win the World Series. One could think of this fact in two different ways. On one hand, the Dodgers will do anything to win. But on the other hand, being the underdog makes them dangerous.
The D-backs offense is also clicking on all cylinders after putting up 11 runs during Wednesday’s Wild Card game, but they have to face Clayton Kershaw in game one.
So how do these two teams match up against one another? Let’s look at each position to find out!