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OTTAWA Ryon Healy Jersey , Ontario (AP) — Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around.Entomologist Bob Anderson of the Canadian Museum of Nature has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after the former Toronto Blue Jays star.Anderson decided to name the insect — known as a weevil for its long snout — after Bautista because of the bat-flip home run that propelled Toronto to the 2015 American League Championship Series.“It was one of those moments in Toronto baseball sort of lore where he hit this big home run,” Anderson said Thursday. “And I thought what a great way to kind of recognize his contributions to Blue Jay baseball and to Canadian baseball, really, as a whole.”The 38-year-old Bautista played for Toronto from 2009 to 2017. He’s a free agent after splitting last season with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.The Sicoderus bautistai is a tiny black weevil that is found in Bautista’s native Dominican Republic.Anderson has named about 120 weevils over his career.“One of the nice things about this is that you have some latitude to do something kind of quirky,” Anderson said. “(Naming) sort of builds on a history and the names tell little stories.” Dylan Buell/Getty ImagesThe National League Division Series slate is set.The Colorado Rockies will take on the Milwaukee Brewers in one matchup after a dramatic 2-1 win in 13 innings over the Chicago Cubs in the Wild Card Game.The reigning NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers will square off against the young Atlanta Braves in the other matchup, and one of those four teams will be playing in the World Series later this month.Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. First, the NLDS.Ahead you'll find all the pertinent scheduling and TV info, as well as a quick preview of both matchups:Milwaukee Brewers vs. Colorado RockiesDavid DahlMatthew Stockman/Getty ImagesGame 1 at MIL: Thursday, October 4 (5:07 p.m. ET, FS1)Game 2 at MIL: Friday, October 5 (4:15 p.m. ET, FS1)Game 3 at COL: Sunday , October 7 (4:37 p.m. ET, MLB Network)Game 4 at COL: Monday, October 8 (TBD, FS1)Game 5 at MIL: Wednesday, October 10 (TBD, FS1)The Brewers secured the best record in the National League and home-field advantage through the NLDS and NLCS with their Game 163 win over the Chicago Cubs, and now they're ready to square off against the upstart Rockies.Both teams finished the year strong, with the Brewers going 19-7 with a plus-67 run differential in September, and the Rockies not far behind at 19-9 with a plus-59 differential.The two teams met seven times during the regular season, with their most recent meeting coming in early August. The Brewers won five of seven, including taking three of four at Coors Field.The Brewers will open the series with a "bullpen day" before turning to Jhoulys Chacin on short rest in Game 2, and the bullpen will be the key to them making a deep postseason run.Jeremy Jeffress, Corey Knebel and Josh Hader form a dominant three-headed monster in the late innings, veterans Joakim Soria and Dan Jennings are both capable middle relievers and rookies Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff can provide multiple innings.They'll have their hands full shutting down a Rockies offense that has been firing on all cylinders of late. Nolan Arenado and David Dahl both finished the regular season on fire Robinson Cano Jersey , Trevor Story had an MVP-type season and Charlie Blackmon remains as dangerous as any table-setter in the game.Meanwhile, young starters Kyle Freeland and German Marquez have enjoyed breakout seasons to help turn the rotation into a strength for the Rockies for the first time in years.The Rockies will need to score early to have a chance. The Brewers will need theirstarting pitching to provide something, or they risk running the relief corps ragged.Prediction:Brewers in 4Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta BravesHyun-Jin RyuJason O. Watson/Getty ImagesGame 1 at LAD: Thursday, October 4 (8:37 p.m. ET, MLB Network)Game 2 at LAD: Friday, October 5 (9:37 p.m. ET, FSI)Game 3 at ATL: Sunday, October 7 (8:07 p.m. ET, FS1)Game 4 at ATL: Monday, October 8 (TBD, FS1)Game 5 at LAD: Wednesday, October 10 (TBD, FS1)The Dodgers have won six straight division titles and reached the NLCS in three of the past five seasons.The Braves are in the playoffs for the first time since 2013, and only Freddie Freeman and Julio Teheran remain from that roster.With the four-man rotation of Clayton Kershaw (6 GS Felix Hernandez Jersey , 3-0, 3.89 ERA), Walker Buehler (6 GS, 2-1, 1.62 ERA), Hyun-Jin Ryu (5 GS, 3-2, 1.50 ERA) and Rich Hill (5 GS, 5-0, 3.90 ERA) all pitching well over the final month of the season, the Dodgers are going to be tough to beat.For the first time during their recent run of playoff trips, it will be someone other than Kershaw on the mound in Game 1 of the NLDS, as Ryu will get the start.Bill Plaschke of theLos Angeles Times wrote: "Ryu loves pitching in Dodger Stadium, witness his 1.15 earned-run average in nine games there this season. Ryu also loves pitching in big moments Hisashi Iwakuma Jersey , as he threw seven scoreless innings in the showdown series opener against Colorado in mid-September, then gave up one run in six innings during crunch time in San Francisco last weekend."If the soon-to-be-free-agent lefty can keep pitching at a high level, it would provide a huge boost for the Dodgers.The Braves shouldn't be counted out, though.With Ronald Acuna Jr. setting the table and veterans Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis shouldering the run-production load, they're capable of getting to that impressive Dodgers staff.Meanwhile,the trio of Mike Foltynewicz, Anibal Sanchez and Kevin Gausman atop the rotation has a chance to be formidable, with lefty Sean Newcomb or the aforementioned Teheran likely taking the ball in Game 4.The Braves were counted out by many before the season started, and then again when the Philadelphia Phillies seemed poised to take control of the division at the end of July, yet here they are.There's no question they're underdogs, but stranger things have happened.Prediction:Dodgers in 5Odds to Reach World Series (via OddsShark)Dodgers: +170Brewers: +250Rockies: +325Braves: +520All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, unless otherwise noted.


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