Braves name Anibal Sanchez NLDS Game 2 starter

Anibal Sanchez (Braves) and Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) will start Friday's Game 2 of the National League Division Series (NLDS).

Manager Brian Snitker declared Anibal Sanchez the game 2 starter in the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball Thursday. The team didn't name a game 3 or 4 starter yet, wanting first to determine the flow of the series. But the prevailing thought is Kevin Gausman will start game 3, and in the event of an elimination game, Foltynewicz could return in game 4.

“Anibal has been pitching really good for us, as has Folty,” Snitker said. “It's just kind of a natural fit right there and want him out there, in case we have to bring him back.”

The Dodgers will start Hyun-Jin Ryu in game 1, followed by future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw. Their budding rookie Walker Buehler gets game 3. The team will assess it from there, but Rich Hill is the favorite to start game 4.

Mike Foltynewicz will start for the Braves and Hyun-Jin Ryu will start for the Dodgers in Game 1 of the National League Division Series (NLDS) Thursday in Los Angeles. (Video by Leo Willingham)

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