Zack Greinke fired eight innings of one-run ball in the Dodgers' 2-1 defeat of the Padres on Saturday.
It's a little odd that Dodgers manager Don Mattingly let his NLDS Game 2 starter go so deep in this one, but there weren't many high-stress pitches. The Cy Young Award candidate yielded just four hits and a walk while striking out eight. He'll finish the regular season with a 1.66 ERA.
Colby Rasmus slugged two home runs in the Astros' win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
It was a pair of solo bombs, and they helped the 'Stros grab a must-win in Arizona. Rasmus has 25 home runs and 61 RBI in 136 games this season with a respectable .792.
Collin McHugh tossed seven innings of one-run ball in the Astros' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.
It was a terrific, clutch performance from the 28-year-old right-hander, who picked up his 19th win and kept the Astros in the lead for the second AL Wild Card with one game to go. McHugh struck out six, issued only one walk, and scattered four singles and two doubles. He will finish the regular season with a 3.89 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 171/53 K/BB ratio in 203 2/3 frames.
Clayton Kershaw will start Game 1 of the NLDS Friday against the Mets.
Kershaw had another unbelievable year, winning 16 games with a 2.16 ERA and a league-leading 294 strikeouts. The three-time Cy Young winner hasn't had much success in the postseason (1-5, 5.12 ERA in 11 appearances) but he's been lights out against the Mets, holding them to one run and eight hits over 16 innings this year.
Wilmer Difo fractured the fourth metacarpal bone on his left hand Saturday against the Mets.
Obviously, he won't be competing in Sunday's season finale. Difo had a remarkable year in the minor leagues and should have a bright future ahead of him. Saturday was his first major league start.