Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws to the plate during the ninth inning of Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday in Arlington, Texas. Jansen needed just six pitches to get the last three outs in a 3-1 victory over the Braves. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Blake Treinen throws against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning in Game 6 of a baseball National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Sound
The gallery will resume inseconds

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 17: Blake Treinen #49 speaks to Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 17, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dodgers relief pitcher Pedro Baez retired Atlanta’s Travis d’Arnaud on a strikeout, Ozzie Albies on an infield fly, and Dansby Swanson on an easy fly ball to right field in the eighth inning of Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday. It was the Dodgers’ first clean inning since starter Walker Buehler retired the side in the third. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning in Game 6 of a baseball National League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 17: Will Smith #16 and Kenley Jansen #74 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate the teams 3-1 victory against the Atlanta Braves in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Globe Life Field on October 17, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

  Casino Insider: COVID-19 has changed how casinos do business — Here’s where we’re at

Show Caption

of

Expand

The Dodgers’ bullpen has taken its share of criticism recently. That can only mean one thing: it’s October.

Tasked with recording the final nine outs with a 3-0 lead in a do-or-die Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday, the bullpen did it.

Blake Treinen allowed the Atlanta Braves’ only run in a 3-1 victory, then snuffed out a possible rally in a tense seventh inning. Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect eighth and ninth, respectively.

Walker Buehler set them up with six shutout innings. The same bullpen that had surrendered 15 earned runs in 22-2/3 innings over the first five games of the NLCS knocked ’em down.

“For me at that point in time,” Manager Dave Roberts said, “I’m just trying to shorten the game.”

Treinen set a foreboding tone. On his first pitch, the left-handed-hitting Nick Markakis squared up a belt-high cutter, lining it into right field for a triple.

The next batter, Cristian Pache, appeared fooled as he whiffed on a middle-middle cutter at 96 mph. He grounded the next pitch weakly to third base for the first out of the seventh inning. Markakis stayed put at third base.

Ronald Acuña was up next. He must have …read more

Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

      

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *