With Game 5 just a few hours away, the Dodgers are faced with a tall task to take down Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals in a winner take all elimination game.

Strasburg dominated the Dodgers in Game 2 and the Dodgers have made adjustments here:

Compared to Game 2

The main adjustment here is to take out AJ Pollock who has been struggling throughout the series along with rookie Gavin Lux. They are being replaced with Kiké Hernandez playing left field and having Matt Beaty play first base, which slides Max Muncy over to 2B.

“Having Beaty in there. I love his at bat quality. Obviously be tested with the changeup. Have Freeser off the bet where Doolittle or Corbin comes in the game.

We have Kiké in there against the right hander that’s more curve ball fast ball some change in there. Love Kiké’s defense where Walker’s more fly ball than ground ball.” – Dave Roberts