Braves @ Cardinals (1-1)
Soroka is 2-0, 2.81 in his last three starts; he is 1-0, 0.69 in two starts vs St Louis. This is his first playoff appearance.
Wainwright is 5-1, 3.22 in his last six starts, but allowed 11 runs in 9.1 IP in his last two; he is 9-4, 3.63 in 19 games (14 starts) vs Atlanta and is 4-4, 3.03 in 24 playoff games (12 starts).
Atlanta is in playoffs for 2nd year in a row after a 4-year absence; they lost their last seven appearances in the NLDS, dating back to 2002. Atlanta’s seven relievers allowed six runs in Game 1, while getting only 14 outs; Foltynewicz was dominant in seven IP as they evened series Friday.
St Louis is in the playoffs for first time in four years, after making it every year from 2011-15. Cardinals are 4-4 in eight games with Atlanta this year, 1-2 in this ballpark- they scored only one run in innings 1-7 in first two games of this series.
Dodgers (1-1) @ Nationals
Ryu is 2-0, 1.29 in his last three starts; he is 2-1, 1.35 in five starts vs Washington, and is 2-2, 4.11 in seven career playoff starts.
Scherzer threw a scoreless 8th inning Friday; he is 1-2, 5.96 in his last four starts, and is 5-4, 2.76 in 14 games (12 starts) vs LA. Scherzer is 4-5, 3.78 in 18 career playoff games (14 starts).
Dodgers are 5-4 vs Washington this year, 2-2 in games games played here. LA is in playoffs for 7th year in a row, losing the World Series the last two years.
Washington won the Wild Card game Tuesday, then scored only four runs when they split the two games in LA; they’re in playoffs for fifth time in eight years. Nationals lost in NLDS last four times they were in playoffs, three times in a 5th game.