How important was winning game one?
According to the Dodgers pre=game notes for game two, pretty damn important.
In Dodger postseason history, the club is 6-0 in series when winning Game 1 of a best-of-five set, advancing in the 1974 NLCS vs. Pittsburgh, 1978 NLCS vs. Philadelphia, 1981 NLCS vs. Montreal, 2008 NLDS vs. Chicago, 2009 NLDS vs. St. Louis and 2013 NLDS vs. Atlanta.
More from the Dodger pre-game notes:
YOUNG GUNS: The Dodgers are carrying seven rookies on their NLDS roster: Austin Barnes, Grant Dayton, Kenta Maeda, Corey Seager, Ross Stripling, Andrew Toles and Julio Urías. Were all seven to appear in the series, it would tie a franchise record for rookies used in a postseason series along with the 1953 World Series (Belardi, Gilliam, Hughes, Milliken, Podres, Thompson, Williams) and the 2006 NLDS (Billingsley, Broxton, Ethier, Kuo, Loney, Martin, Saito). The MLB record for most rookies used in a postseason series is 10, set by the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals (Source: Stats, LLC). In addition to Barnes, Dayton, Maeda, Stripling, Toles and Urías, Charlie Culberson will also be making the first postseason appearance of his career.