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It is presumptuous to think the Dodgers and Washington Nationals will meet in the playoffs. If things stay as they are, the Dodgers would have to pass a first-round challenge from the wild-card winner (which could be the Arizona Diamondbacks, who won the final six games head-to-head with the Dodgers) and the Nationals would have to knock out the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs to set up a Dodgers-Nationals NLCS.
“I don’t think we need to make a statement. But I do think it’s important for us to play good baseball,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said before his team took the first two games of its series in Washington. “And with baseball, there is a psychological component to pitcher-batter, team vs. team that I think you can’t really quantify. But I think there is something to it.
“We lost a series to these guys at home. For us to go into their ballpark, a team that is playing well – I think it’s important, not only just because it’s the Nationals but also for us internally just to play good baseball. If we do that, that’s a statement enough.”Nationals manager Dusty Baker looked at the matchup as a chance to gather more information about a potential playoff opponent – one that went through some rough times recently.
The Dodgers are giving Clayton Kershaw an extra day’s rest and won’t start him until Monday in Philadelphia. The Nationals will not face him or Yu Darvish, who has faced them just once in his career (three years ago). The Nationals similarly maneuvered their rotation so the Dodgers will not face Max Scherzer or Gio Gonzalez in this series.