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Nationals won't bring Dusty Baker back in 2018
The Nationals will not bring back manager Dusty Baker for the 2018 season.
Baker's contract was set to expire after the season, and following back-to-back first-round exits from the playoffs, the Nationals have decided not to bring back the 68-year-old manager. He led the club to consecutive National League East titles while going a combined 192-132.
Across 22 seasons as a manager, Baker is 1863-1636 (.532) across stints with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs, Cincinnati Reds, and Nationals.
Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' Game 5 lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers' catcher Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup for Game 5 against the Chicago Cubs.
Grandal will make room for Austin Barnes behind the plate as Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers try to end their series in five games.
Our models project the Dodgers will post 3.78 runs tonight.
Curtis Granderson is on the Dodgers' bench for Game 5 against the Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Curtis Granderson is not in the Game 5 lineup.
Granderson will take a seat as Chris Taylor moves into center field for Dave Roberts' team.
Our models project the Dodgers will post 3.78 runs against Chicago on Thursday night.
Andre Ethier is not in the Dodgers' Game 5 lineup
Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Andre Ethier will not start against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5.
Ethier will be replaced by Kike Hernandez in left field as the Dodgers try to wrap up the series against the Cubs in five games.
Our models project the Dodgers' offense will put up 3.78 runs on Thursday night.
Dodgers' Chase Utley will not start in Game 5 against the Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers' second baseman Chase Utley is not in the lineup for Game 5 against the Chicago Cubs.
Utley will take a seat to make room for Logan Forsythe, who will bat fifth against Cubs' lefty Jose Quintana.
Utley has posted an average of 6.2 FanDuel points per game this season.
Logan Forsythe is in the Dodgers' Game 5 lineup on Thursday
Los Angeles Dodgers' second baseman Logan Forsythe is starting against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night.
Forsythe will replace Chase Utley at second and bat fifth for the Dodgers as they look to wrap up their series with the Cubs in five games.
Our models project Forsythe will post 8.6 FanDuel points while costing $2,500 on Thursday.
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