The Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers will play in Game 2 of their National League Championship Series on Sunday night, with the Dodgers already 1-0 up as the two teams fight it out for the pennant and a chance to move on to the World Series 2017. The game has a scheduled start time of 7.38 p.m. ET and takes place from Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The game can be watched on TV on the TBS network or online through live stream (details below).
The Dodgers are looking for a fifth consecutive Playoffs win today, but they will have to be at their very best as John Lester will be coming out to the mound for the Cubs as they attempt to square the series at 1-1.
Veteran left hander, Lester, has more postseason innings than any active pitcher with 143 1/3rd, and today's game will be his 21st start in the Playoffs.
Lester has a career postseason ERA of 2.57, with a massive 122 strike outs and 34 walks.
Ahead of today's game Lester has said, "I think it's nine times, nine postseasons for me. So the more you get to playing, the more you experience, the more different atmospheres you get to be in. Travel, all that stuff, you just kind of get used to it and figure it out."
Specifically against the Dodgers, Lester has an ERA of 3.29 across 54 2/3rd career innings, which includes the postseason. However, since the start of 2016 he has a 2.41 ERA against the Dodgers, allowing just four total runs in his first five starts against them through that time m- that is until May 28 at Dodger Stadium when the Dodgers piled on six against him the last time they met.
The Dodgers will be hoping they can replicate that performance today and pull away 2-0 in the series.
Tonight's big Game 2 of this MLB Playoffs 2017 NL Championship Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers has a scheduled start time of 7.38 p.m. ET, and can be watched on TV on the TBS network, or online through live stream on TBS.