Truth is, the Dodgers could not be certain what to expect when Hyun-Jin Ryu took the mound to start Game 3. Not after his disastrous previous outing in the playoffs, and then there was the concern he was hiding an injury.
They just knew they needed a strong start from Ryu to keep the Dodgers from looking at an 0-3 hole in the National League Championship Series.
Ryu not only gave them a strong outing, he gave them the outing of his life, holding the Cardinalsscoreless in his seven innings as the Dodgers took Game 3 with a 3-0 victory Monday at Dodger Stadium to get back in the series.
Ryu no-hit the Cardinals through the first four innings, and gave up only three hits on the night. He struck out four and walked one.
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