Series Preview : Brewers at Dodgers

Los Angeles , C.A. ~ The Milwaukee Brewers finish up their West Coast swing of 2018 with a four game series vs the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

After taking three out of four in San Francisco against the Giants the Brew Crew look to stay hot against a division they have fared well with so far this season. Milwaukee is 15-5 against their NL West foes, including sweeps of the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamond-backs.

The West is a tough division, as three teams are serious playoff contenders, with another not far from. The only NL West team the Brewers have a losing record against is the Dodgers, the team they take on tonight.

The two teams last met up for a weekend series in Milwaukee July 20-22. In that set, Los Angeles took two out of three, including an 11-2 romping over the Brewers.

Since their series, the Dodgers lost a three game set in Philly and took three out of four in Atlanta. The Dodgers return home for the first time sincel the All-Star break and it will be Manny Machado’s first home gae in Dodger Blue. Isn’t it ironic that Machado’s first game as a Dodger and first home game as a Dodger are both against the Brewers, a team heavily pursuing trading for the star shortstop. Machado is hitting .302 since joining Los Angeles, and has reached base in every game for them in all but one game.


Freddy Peralta vs. Kenta Maeda

Kenta Maeda has been pretty impressive for the Dodgers this season, despite missing dome starts in June. In his last outing, Maeda gave up four runs in seven innings against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Maeda gave up two homers in that game, but has only given up 8 all year. As for Peralta, he has been dominant when he is able to control his command. In his last start, he walked four and hit another. All five base-runners came around to score.


Wade Miley vs. Walker Buehler 

Buehler is the Dodger’s top prospect and one of the games future stars. Buehler’s ERA is  3.92, as he’s pitched 62 innings at the big league level. He has appeared in many relief opportunities and has made 11 starts so far. He is a big strikeout guy and he has great control, only allowing fourteen walks this year.


Chase Anderson vs. Rich Hill

Rich Hill has been lights out since the All-Star Break. He worked against the Brewers on July 20th, and only allowed one run over six innings. However, the Brewers had traffic on the base path , but just weren’t able to find any clutch hitting. Hill went seven innings in his last start, surrendering just tree hits over seven innings against the Braves. Chase Anderson, on the mound for the Brewers, pitched well in his last appearance allowing one run over six innings of work.


Jhoulys Chacin vs Clayton Kershaw

The Brewers were able to beat Clayton Kershaw when they faced him last scrounging up four runs, only one earned however. In his lst outing he pitched into the eighth, only allowing one run in Altlanta.

Lets hope the Brewers stay hot and come back o Milwaukee with a win streak.

BY Jacob Szczap

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