It’s the closing game of a weekend set between the teams that met in last year’s National League Championship Series in the City of Angels. The Milwaukee Brewers finish off a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday afternoon. Milwaukee was victorious in the opening game of the series, taking an 8-5 win on Friday night. The pitching matchup for Saturday’s middle game of the series saw Zach Davies take the hill for Milwaukee against Los Angeles’s Caleb Ferguson. First pitch in the game was set for 9:10 pm ET.
Milwaukee Brewers Seek to Lock Down Series Win
Milwaukee took the opening game of the series so they have a chance to win the set regardless of what takes place Saturday night. The Brewers entered Saturday night’s action holding a half-game edge over the Cardinals in the NL Central race. Yasmani Grandal (run, three RBI) paced the Brewers with three hits against his former team while Christian Yelich (three runs) had two hits. Grandal (his fourth) and Hernan Perez (his second) each homered in the contest. Corbin Burnes recorded a no-decision as he gave up five runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts over 4.1 innings of work. Matt Albers (1-0) recorded the last two outs of the fifth to earn the win.
Jhoulys Chacin is on the mound for his fourth start of the year for the Brewers in this one. He is 2-1 with a 4.24 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, eight walks and 14 strikeouts over 17 innings of work. Chacin took the loss in his last start, which came Monday on the road against the Angels. He threw 6.1 innings, allowing three runs on three hits with three walks and one strikeout in a 5-2 Milwaukee defeat. Chacin makes his 27thcareer appearance and 26th start against the Dodgers in this contest. He is 11-9 with a 4.41 ERA, a 1.531 WHIP, 70 walks and 112 strikeouts over 145 innings of work. Chacin is 5-5 with a 4.96 ERA, a 1.605 WHIP, 33 walks and 44 strikeouts over 61.2 innings in 12 career appearances, 11 starts, at Dodger Stadium.
Los Angeles Dodgers Try for Win in Series Finale
Los Angeles had the lead on multiple occasions early in the game but their bats were quiet late en route to a fifth straight loss. The Dodgers entered Saturday night two games behind the Padres in the NL West race. Austin Barnes (run), Corey Seager (two runs, RBI) and Cody Bellinger (run, two RBI) each had two hits in the loss for Los Angeles. Seager (his second), Bellinger (his fifth) and Joc Pederson (his eighth) each homered in the defeat. Julio Urias (0-1) took the loss as he allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits with one walk and four strikeouts over five innings.
Ross Stripling is projected to take the mound for his fourth start of the season for the Dodgers. He comes in 0-1 with a 3.78 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, five walks and 15 strikeouts over 16 innings of work this season. Stripling took the loss in his last start, which came against the Cardinals on the road Tuesday night. He threw five innings, allowing four runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts in a 4-0 Dodgers loss. Stripling makes his fourth career appearance and second start against the Brewers in this contest. He has no record, a 0.00 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, two walks and eight strikeouts over five innings. Stripling is 10-6 with one save, a 3.06 ERA, a 1.172 WHIP, 36 walks and 148 strikeouts over 158.2 innings in 48 career appearances, 19 starts, at Dodger Stadium.
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