During the fourth inning of Wednesday's NLCS Game 5 in Los Angeles, Kershaw had the Brewers catcher way out front on a filthy 73 miles per hour curveball.
With the chance to move to the brink of the World Series, a lineup that was resourceful and powerful throughout the regular season and in the division series couldn't hit a homer or string together any significant rallies. I really am. It's been a great run.
"There is a ball-in-play component", Roberts said, "but I also think there's a quality of contact. It's win or go home now, and we got no choice". He struck out nine, all on breaking pitches, and walked two. "Maybe I threw some more curveballs today than I did in Game 1", Kershaw said. The Dodgers would have been forced to use Urias for at least one more inning and if not, it would have cost the team Hyun-Jin Ryu who has arguably been the team's best starter this season.
It took the Dodgers until the fourth inning to get a hit off Woodruff, when Joc Pederson singled, and until the fifth to score a run, on an Austin Barnes RBI single that tied the game 1-1.
Miley is scheduled to start Game 6 in Milwaukee on Friday. They want the best out of all of us, especially in the postseason. After walking him, Brewers manager Craig Counsell promptly replaced him with right-handed reliever Brandon Woodruff.
Enrique Hernandez was none too pleased on how the Dodgers played during the 4-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, nor with how the fan base acted throughout the defeat. He went 4.1 innings and allowed two runs in Game 2 of the NLCS.
Bellinger started Games 1 and 3 and entered as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning of Game 4. Visit SportsLine now to find out Adam Thompson's NLCS Game 6 pick, all from an expert crushing the sportsbooks on Major League Baseball picks, including going 21-8 on games involving these teams and 21-7 overall since September 8.
Similarly, the Brewers have been putting up quite a fight against the Dodgers over in the NLCS.
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Kershaw pitched in and out of trouble in the third, when the Brewers loaded the bases and scored their lone run.
The Brewers' Curtis Granderson had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson. Both were good enough, though, and the game came down to a battle of the bullpens - where rough outings for Corbin Burnes and Jeremy Jeffress helped drown the Brew Crew.