Most fans surely assumed that Clayton Kershaw would kick off the postseason for the Dodgers. But we now know that he'll have to wait until Game 2. Instead, Hyun-Jin Ryu will start in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the ​Atlanta Braves Thursday night.

Although Ryu taking the ball in Game 1 may have caught some fans by surprise, he really has been the most consistent home pitcher throughout the season for the ​Dodgers. He had a stellar season overall, and will soon reap his reward as things commence at Chavez Ravine.

Both Ryu and Kershaw will have had five days of rest before their respective starts. Don't worry, Dodger fans-- only 48 more hours of waiting.