Brewers vs Dodgers : The National League Championship Series is all knotted up after two games, and the series will now shift to Dodger Stadium for the next three games, starting on Monday evening.
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The Milwaukee Brewers walked away with a 6-5 victory in Game 1 and looked to be on their way to another win with a 3-0 lead heading into the seventh inning. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers plated four runs in the seventh and eighth innings and held on for a 4-3 win.
Jhoulys Chacin will be the initial out-getter for Milwaukee and Walker Buehler will get the start for Los Angeles. The reason why I say Chacin will be the initial out-getter, instead of starter for the Brewers, is because Manager Craig Counsell had a short leash on his starters in both
On the other side, Buehler, a 24-year-old right-hander, registered a 2.62 ERA/148 ERA+ and a 4.08 K/BB ratio in 23 starts and one relief appearance this season (137 1/3 innings). He got knocked around and struggled with his control in his NLDS start against the Braves, but that was coming off a mostly dominant August and September.
Brewers: Will the Brewers have Josh Hader available for Game 3 coming off an off day? Hader threw almost 50 high-leverage pitches in Game 1 was of course unavailable for Saturday’s Game 2. Some speculated that Hader wouldn’t be available until Game 5 after logging his highest pitch workload of the season.
Dodgers: By taking Game 2 and thus splitting the first Milwaukee leg of the series, the Dodgers have taken home-field advantage from the Brewers. It’s now in essence a best-of-five series, and the first three of those five remaining games will be in Dodger Stadium. As well, Buehler will be looking to rebound from his rough start against the Braves in the NLDS.