The Dodgers nearly pulled of a big comeback Sunday. Cheslor Cuthbert Jersey , looking to end the series. Clayton Kershaw would start a Game 5, if necessary."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections 2019 Spring TrainingProspectsCommentaryNews and NotesDodgers Game Previews2018 NLDS: Dodgers vs BravesDodgers look to end the series, Kershaw starts Game 5 if necessaryNew,31commentsByRyan Walton@RyanWaltonSBNOct8, 2018, 11:50am PDTShareTweetShareShareDodgers look to end the series, Kershaw starts Game 5 if necessaryBrett Davis-USA TODAY SportsThe Dodgers couldn’t quite get that last hit to put them over the top Sunday night. Falling a run short of tying it in the ninth, the Dodgers had runners on second and third when the final out was recorded. The final four innings of the game produced several opportunities with runners in scoring position, ending with three straight in the final frame. Overall, from the sixth inning on, the Dodgers were 0-for-7 with two walks when given the chance to cash them in.But getting down 5-0 early on the road didn’t faze them, with the experience of a deep playoff run last season showing up in a big way.“The confidence that we have, we’re never out of any games,” said Matt Kemp. “We’ve been playing really good baseball, and we knew when we got down 5-0 in the second inning, there was a lot of time left to make up. We gotta chip away, and that’s what we did.”“Walker had that one tough inning, but after that he shut them down. So I mean we’re never out of any games Brian Flynn Jersey , no matter how far we get down.”Even though they didn’t completely pull out the win Sunday, the Dodgers believed they were still in it because of the way they grind out at-bats as a team.“We do have a lot of guys that do have a lot of postseason experience,” said Justin Turner speaking to the media Sunday. “And there have been a lot of conversations with some of the guys in our room who haven’t been there before.”“But you know, I talk about us being prepared and built for the playoffs to our team because we did a good job all year long of offensively staying in the strike zone, taking our walks, and as a pitching staff, we throw more strikes than anybody.”In the first three games of the series, the Dodgers have been issued 20 walks by Braves’ pitching — nine on Sunday. Dodger pitching hadn’t given up any walks until the second inning when Walker Buehler couldn’t find the strike zone all the sudden, walking three.On Monday afternoon in Atlanta, the Dodgers will get another look at Mike Foltynewicz. The right-hander comes back on three days rest after making 50 pitches in two innings during Thursday’s Game 1.The same eight position players that played in the first two games are back in the lineup for the Dodgers, with Joc Pederson in the leadoff spot. This group of players has produced six home runs over the first three games.Not surprisingly, 16 of the 20 runs scored in this series by either club have come by way of the long ball.——Rich Hill takes the ball for the Dodgers Monday, looking to end the series before it can go back to Los Angeles. After making some adjustments to his windup after a conversation with Chase Utley to prevent tipping pitches, Hill shut down the Giants for seven shutout innings in his final start of the regular season.The left-hander is 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA in seven career postseason starts with the Dodgers.Game 5 possibilityThe Dodgers will do everything in their power to prevent the series from extending past Monday, but the question of who pitches Game 5 was answered today by manager Dave Roberts.It’s going to be Clayton Kershaw.“Clayton is going to get the ball in Game 5, if there is a Game 5,” said Roberts. “I think that we had our reasons why we decided on Game 1 versus Game 2. But if there’s a potential Game 5, we feel very confident that Clayton should be the guy taking the baseball.”Kershaw shut down the Braves for eight innings in Game 2 and would make the start on regular rest. The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars of the NPB’s Central League."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Diamondbacks Farm TeamsGameday ThreadsDiamondbacks NewsDiamondbacks Game ReportsFang FoodLatest NewsDiamondbacks NewsD-backs sign working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA BaystarsNew http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-ryan-goins-jersey ,7commentsThe Arizona Diamondbacks have signed a three-year working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA Baystars of the NPB’s Central League.EDTShareTweetShareShareD-backs sign working agreement with the Yokohama DeNA BaystarsPhoto by Casey Wilcox/D-backsCasey WilcoxAs part of the agreement, the teams will exchange information and non-uniformed personnel with each other throughout the season, including regular visits to both Arizona and Japan. “We are thrilled about this working agreement because it covers both the baseball and business side of our franchises,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “We have great relationships throughout Japan and we are looking forward to not only sharing our own best practices with the Baystars but to learn from them as well.”“I am very happy to announce this working agreement with the Arizona Diamondbacks,” said Baystars General Manager Kazuaki Mihara. “The franchise has been successful not just with their talented players, but with running an organization. In particular, I am impressed with the D-backs because of their advanced thought process and innovative approach and look forward to working with them and learning from them in order to further grow as an organization.”In addition to assistance related to professional scouting, player development, roster management, sports medicine and analytics, the teams will work with one another on fan experience, stadium operations, marketing and ticketing initiatives.“This agreement with Yokohama will allow both teams to share information as we look to optimize all facets of our baseball operations,” said D-backs Executive Vice President & General Manager Mike Hazen. “From a global perspective, the ability to share with and learn from each other provides a unique opportunity to diversify the way we think, evaluate, and coach.”The D-backs have had a strong presence in Japan for many years, including multiple goodwill trips during the past several seasons. Among the executives to make recent trips to Japan include Hall Justin Grimm Jersey , Assistant General Manager Jared Porter, Luis Gonzalez, Randy Johnson and Director of Pacific Rim Operations Makoto “Mack” Hayashi. The group has twice hosted the MLB Road Show and clinic in the town of Ishinomaki, which was severely damaged by a tsunami in 2011.D-backs right-hander Yoshihisa Hirano enters his second season with the D-backs after finishing tied for sixth in National League Rookie of the Year voting last season. The Kyoto, Japan native appeared in 75 games, setting a record for games pitched by a Japanese player and a D-backs rookie record with 32 holds while ranking second with a 2.44 ERA. Hirano is the second D-back of Japanese descent, joining Takashi Saito (2012). The D-backs’ history in Japan dates to before the franchise played its first game, when the General Manager, Joe Garagiola Jr., joined Manager Buck Showalter and Senior Advisor, Pacific Rim Operations Jim Marshall on a goodwill trip in 1997 that included watching the games in which Ichiro Suzuki played. Garagiola Jr. made numerous trips to Japan during his tenure as GM and in 2002, the team formalized a working relationship with the Nippon Ham Fighters which ended in 2006. In 2004, the club began hosting young players from Japan in Phoenix and sending young Valley residents for baseball trips to Japan, with one of those young players going on to play in the D-backs’ farm system (Jake Williams).