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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview and Predictions 10-19-2018 in MLB


The Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from a second straight trip to the World Series, but they will have to earn that victory on the road. The Dodgers will try to close out the best-of-seven National League Championship Series when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday for Game 6.

"It wasn't as easy maybe as last year to get to this point," Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw, who pitched a gem in Game 5, told reporters. "I realize we've got some work to finish it off and get back. It doesn't really matter how you get there, but thankful that we are here now, for sure." The Dodgers fell behind 2-1 in the series after dropping Game 3 at home but turned up the pitching over the next two contests and limited the Brewers to a total of three runs in 22 innings in the two wins. "We were unable to score enough runs, really, I think that was the bottom line of the three games here," Brewers manager Craig Counsell told reporters. "We gave ourselves a chance through obviously 12 innings (Tuesday) and six innings (Wednesday) to try to put ourselves in a good spot, and they've done a good job of holding us down offensively." Milwaukee will try to find a way to push some runs across against left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu while making some history by tossing lefty Wade Miley at the start in back-to-back games.

TV: 8:39 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1 

PITCHING MATCHUP: Dodgers LH Hyun-Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.59 ERA) vs. Brewers LH Wade Miley (0-0, 0.00)

Ryu tossed seven scoreless innings to earn a win over the Atlanta Braves during the NL Division Series but was not quite as sharp in Game 2 at Milwaukee. The South Korea native was reached for two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision. Ryu did not allow more than two runs in any of his last five starts going back to the regular season and has yet to be reached for more than three earned runs on the season.



Miley started Game 5 but threw only five pitches, issuing a walk to Cody Bellinger, before being replaced by right-hander Brandon Woodruff in a surprise move designed to give Milwaukee a matchup advantage. "It's not my job to question it," Miley told reporters. "We're trying to get to the World Series. This is the strategic side of it. I was in. Everybody bought in." Miley dominated Los Angeles in Game 2, scattering two hits over 5 2/3 innings without factoring in the decision.

WALK-OFFS

1. Brewers star RF Christian Yelich is 3-for-20 without an extra-base hit in the series.

2. Los Angeles RHP Pedro Baez has thrown 6 2/3 scoreless innings and allowed a total of two hits with 10 strikeouts in six postseason appearances.

3. Milwaukee navigated Game 5 without using relievers Josh Hader, Corey Knebel or Jeremy Jeffress, and all three should be ready to go Friday.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Capacity: 45,808

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Last Injuries

Milwaukee Brewers

  • Corey Knebel

    Elbow
    Out indefinitely | out

    Knebel is sidelined with a UCL injury to his pitching elbow and is expected to miss an extended period of time.

  • Jeremy Jeffress

    Shoulder
    Out indefinitely | out

    Jeffress is saddled with a shoulder injury and there is no timetable for return.

  • Jimmy Nelson

    Shoulder
    Mid April | out

    Nelson is on the mend from shoulder surgery and it likely to remain out of commission until sometime in April.

  • Bobby Wahl

    Knee
    out for season | out

    Wahl is likely to miss the entire 2019 season after requiring surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee.

  • Mauricio Dubon

    Illness
    Prob March 28 | probable

    Dubon is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season against the Cardinals despite an illness.

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Los Angeles Dodgers

  • Clayton Kershaw

    Shoulder
    Mid April | out

    Kershaw is nursing soreness in his left shoulder, but is expected to make his season debut by the middle of April.

  • Joc Pederson

    Back
    Ques March 28 | questionable

    Pederson is experiencing back spasms, and it is unclear if he will play against the Diamondbacks on opening day.

  • Max Muncy

    Wrist
    Prob March 28 | probable

    Muncy is battling a sore right wrist but is likely to be available for the season opener versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Tony Cingrani

    Shoulder
    Ques March 28 | questionable

    Cingrani has soreness in his throwing shoulder, and it is unknown if he will be ready for opening day versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Corey Seager

    Elbow
    Prob March 28 | probable

    Seager is recovering from Tommy John surgery but is expected to suit up opening day versus the Diamondbacks.

  • Andrew Toles

    Personal
    Out indefinitely | out

    Toles will miss an extended period of time as he has been placed on the restricted list due to a personal matter.

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milwaukee-brewers Stats 2019

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Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Pitching Statistics
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los-angeles-dodgers Stats 2019

Hitting Statistics
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Player G GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SB K CS Avg SP OBP
Pitching Statistics
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Player G GS OP ST HBPA HA HRA IWA RA SFA SHA SBSA WA PT
Field Statistics
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB
Player GP GS CI SABC SCBC FE OA PB