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MLB : Run Line Matchup
Friday 10/12/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
-1.5  -105

+1.5  -115



LA DODGERS (95 - 72) at MILWAUKEE (99 - 67)
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Friday, 10/12/2018 8:05 PM
NL Championship Series - Best of 7 - Game 1
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 Run LineRun Line
901LA DODGERS-1.5,+100-1.5,-105
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LA DODGERS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games95-72-20.378-794.90.2490.3290.4290.7583.70.2280.2830.3680.650
Road Games48-35-1.241-395.40.2570.3410.4320.7733.90.2280.2890.3670.655
vs Left-handed Starters40-26-3.124-374.70.2500.3330.4240.7573.10.2200.2700.3520.622
Past 7 Games6-1+4.23-27.10.2880.3940.5640.9572.30.1580.2100.2280.438
Grass Games95-72-20.378-794.90.2490.3290.4290.7583.70.2280.2830.3680.650
Night Games66-54-1955-604.60.2440.3240.4240.7483.80.2320.2860.3700.656
Playoff games3-1+1.21-25.00.2100.3560.4450.8022.00.1540.2120.2110.424
LA DODGERS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.90.2490.32916756921420278322260.429774674147177119115210111363
Road Games5.40.2570.341832954760144241080.4324203757274264385526429
Lefty Starters4.70.2500.33366222555611111850.4242902765644047663344923
LA DODGERS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.661.2015922622415117620063636-34492665.3%
Road Games3.571.199307.71331222553511432918-19251562.5%

MILWAUKEE - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games99-67+2778-844.60.2530.3190.4160.7354.00.2310.3020.3760.678
Home Games53-30+15.738-424.70.2470.3190.4200.7393.90.2290.2970.3720.669
vs Left-handed Starters25-19+3.825-194.80.2480.3220.4010.7244.50.2480.3130.3970.710
Past 7 Games7-0+7.53-45.60.3000.3690.4600.8291.90.1740.2290.2590.488
Grass Games99-67+2778-844.60.2530.3190.4160.7354.00.2310.3020.3760.678
Night Games68-35+31.953-494.90.2590.3230.4290.7534.00.2350.3060.3760.683
Playoff games3-0+3.40-34.30.2720.3700.4270.7970.70.1460.2120.1870.399
MILWAUKEE - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.60.2530.31916656451426242242110.4167255531483125113215111014164
Home Games4.70.2470.319832717670115121110.4203702877566254068637430
Lefty Starters4.80.2480.322441482368678480.4011971623733729640374819
MILWAUKEE - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.421.233629.42592395306724673044-21502368.5%
Home Games2.981.173319.71191062533112236825-8271465.9%
LA DODGERS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/28/2018RYU(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOBUMGARNER(L)3-1W-1857 evU961651
9/29/2018KERSHAW(L)@ SAN FRANCISCORODRIGUEZ(R)10-6W-3007 unO18140931
9/30/2018HILL(L)@ SAN FRANCISCOSUAREZ(L)15-0W-2507.5 evO1650220
10/1/2018BUEHLER(R)COLORADOMARQUEZ(R)5-2W-1607 unP960460
10/4/2018RYU(L)ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R)6-0W-1757 ovU571661
10/5/2018KERSHAW(L)ATLANTASANCHEZ(R)3-0W-2457 evU540330
10/7/2018BUEHLER(R)@ ATLANTANEWCOMB(L)5-6L-1758 unO791421
10/8/2018HILL(L)@ ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R)6-2W-1458 unP8816100
10/16/2018 MILWAUKEE  

MILWAUKEE - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/28/2018DAVIES(R)DETROITZIMMERMANN(R)6-5W-2558 unO1150740
9/29/2018MILEY(L)DETROITNORRIS(L)6-5W-2608.5 evO872871
9/30/2018GONZALEZ(L)DETROITTURNBULL(R)11-0W-2609 unO1261771
10/1/2018CHACIN(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSQUINTANA(L)3-1W1158 ovU1260330
10/4/2018WOODRUFF(R)COLORADOSENZATELA(R)3-2W-1608.5 evU7101430
10/5/2018CHACIN(R)COLORADOANDERSON(L)4-0W-1558 ovU981690
10/7/2018MILEY(L)@ COLORADOMARQUEZ(R)6-0W1359.5 unU1280470
10/16/2018 @ LA DODGERS  
LA DODGERS: 2017 104-58, first place, lost to Houston in World Series
MANAGER Dave Roberts (third season)
ADDITIONS: OF Matt Kemp, RHP Tom Koehler, LHP Scott Alexander, LHP Henry Owens
SUBTRACTIONS: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Yu Darvish, RHP Brandon Morrow, RHP Brandon McCarthy, LHP Tony Watson, LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Scott Kazmir, LHP Adam Liberatore, OF Andre Ethier, INF Charlie Culberson, OF Curtis Granderson, LHP Grant Dayton, OF Franklin Gutierrez, RHP Josh Ravin
OUTLOOK: The Dodgers are favorites to win a sixth consecutive NL West title with a roster that returns mostly intact. They lost the World Series to Houston in seven games, extending the franchise's drought to 30 years without a championship. Los Angeles had a quiet offseason, other than shedding the contracts of Gonzalez, Kazmir and McCarthy in an effort to lower payroll. The move brings the team under the luxury tax for the first time since 2012, which figures to pay off next winter when a highly anticipated group of big-name free agents becomes available. Kemp has been a surprise in his return to the club. He was acquired from Atlanta as part of the Dodgers' salary dump and figured to be traded. However, he has been a solid performer in spring training. Kershaw anchors the rotation, and Jansen is one of the best closers in the game. A multitude of veterans will be vying for playing time as a result of the team's heavy use of platoons and matchup-driven lineups. Turner suffered a wrist injury late in spring training and will miss the early portion of the season.
MILWAUKEE: 2017: 86-76, second place.
MANAGER: Craig Counsell (fourth season).
ADDITIONS: OF Lorenzo Cain, OF Christian Yelich, RHP Jhoulys Chacin, RHP Yovani Gallardo, LHP Boone Logan, RHP Matt Albers.
SUBTRACTIONS:2B Neil Walker, OF Lewis Brinson, RHP Matt Garza, RHP Wily Peralta, RHP Carlos Torres, RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Anthony Swarzak.
OUTLOOK: Expectations are up after the Brewers finished one game out of the playoffs in what was supposed to be the second full season of a rebuild. Instead of signing a high-priced starter, General Manager David Stearns added Cain and Yelich as the team's key offseason acquisitions. The new outfielders are former Gold Glove winners who can help out the pitching staff by cutting down on extra-base hits at Miller Park. The rotation should be bolstered later in the season by the return of right-hander Jimmy Nelson, who is recovering from right shoulder surgery in September after getting hurt while diving back to first while running the bases. Whether the Brewers repeat their 2017 success and challenge the Cubs in the NL Central could come down to starting pitching. A trade drawing from the team's outfield depth might help during the season.
Kershaw, Gonzalez open NLCS for Dodgers, Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- The last thing Gio Gonzalez expected six weeks ago was to be the Game 1 starter in the National League Championship Series.

The veteran left-hander had slogged through a frustrating season with the Nationals and was 7-11 with a 4.57 ERA when the Brewers acquired him from Washington just before the deadline to trade for players and have them eligible for postseason play.

At the time, Gonzalez was hoping a change of scenery would do him well and was ready to accept whatever role the Brewers had in mind for him as they chased their first postseason berth in seven years. Instead of being a bit piece, though, Gonzalez played a vital role for Milwaukee, posting a 2.13 ERA in five starts, including five-shutout innings in the regular-season finale that sent the Brewers to a Game 163 showdown with the Cubs for the NL Central title.

"It's a pretty cool story," Gonzalez admitted Thursday as the Brewers and Dodgers worked out at Miller Park ahead of the series opener. "They wanted me to be a part of this."

Gonzalez likely won't be out there long. The Brewers have kept their starters' outings short all season, choosing to rely on one of the game's best bullpens and it's been no different in the postseason as no Milwaukee starter has worked more than five innings, including a three-inning stint by Brandon Woodruff as part of a "bullpen day" in Game 1 of the NLDS against Colorado.

Gonzalez was on the roster for that series but didn't see action. Some expected Milwaukee to turn to right-hander Jhoulys Chacin for Game 1, but he'll get the nod in Game 3 instead.

"We just like the matchup," Brewers manager Craig Counsell said of Gonzalez. "We like the matchup against their lineup. It's no secret that we're going to use our pitching a little different than the traditionalists might like and so for us, the first matchup we liked was Gio on the mound."

After avoiding a decisive fifth game against Atlanta, the Dodgers send ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw to the mound for the opener. In 14 career starts against the Brewers, Kershaw is 6-5 with a 2.86 ERA, including a 4-1 record and 1.40 mark in seven career starts at Miller Park.

He split his two starts against Milwaukee this season, allowing four runs (one earned) over six innings in a 4-2 loss at Miller Park on July 21 then striking out seven while allowing just two runs over six innings in a 21-5 rout at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 2.

The Brewers batted .250 (12-for-48) against Kershaw this season, numbers that were inflated by Christian Yelich, who went 4-for-6 with a pair of home runs against Kershaw in 2018 and is 9-for-17 (.529) against him for his career.

"He's a really good hitter," Kershaw said. "He's definitely got some hits off me for sure, so I have to try to not let him do that (Friday)."

Yelich is one of the few "for sure" players in Craig Counsell's lineup, along with fellow outfielders Ryan Braun and Lorenzo Cain as well as first baseman Jesus Aguilar. Beyond that, Counsell has mixed and matched the rest of his lineup depending on matchups all season long and doesn't expect that to change during the NLCS, especially with the Dodgers' lefty-heavy rotation.

That means Hernan Perez, Orlando Arcia and Jonathan Schoop could see significantly more playing time than they did in the NLCS, with Travis Shaw and Mike Moustakas possibly seeing a little less action than they have the last few weeks.

"We'll have some different lineups in this series," Counsell said. "With three pretty solid left-handed starters, it's a good chance for our right-handed hitters to do some damage."

Last Updated: 11/20/2019 10:48:15 PM EST

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