Once Miley exited, to a standing ovation after 5 1/3 shutout innings, Travis Shaw homered for the Brewers, and the Dodgers stared down a three-run deficit in the game and a possible 2-0 hole in the series. Arcia connected for his third post-season homer in the seventh. Max Muncy has four home runs and 10 RBIs while slugging.800 over his past 10 games for Los Angeles.
Milwaukee wasted a terrific performance by Miley in its first loss in three weeks, ending a 12-game winning streak. Woodruff threw two ideal innings and got the win.
The magic of a seven-game playoff series, as opposed to a five-gamer, is that Game 3, should it follow a split of the first two, need not prompt all kinds of hysteria at its end.
The Dodgers did some damage against the Brewers' bullpen.
Manny Machado picked up where he left off in the Los Angeles Dodgers NLDS-clinching win, smashing a solo home run to start Game 1 of the National League Championship Series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Josh Hader appeared in back-to-back games five times all season. "I put a pretty good swing on it and it got us ahead", said Correa.
Miley scored the second Brewers run in a two-run fifth against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu.
Jeffress also struggled in Game 1, allowing two hits while only recording one out.
The hitter to watch will be Ryan Braun as he hit.467 against left-handed changeups this season although Ryu has one of the best changeups in the game since his changeup has some diving action to it. Jesus Aguilar was one of the worst hitters in the Brewers' lineup against left-handed changeups as he hit just.148 against them this season.
"I was just trying to elevate, get something in the air", Turner said. That's a six-game sample and that would be ignorant to how baseball works.
Overall, Machado hasn't been hitting great in October.
"It can't get any closer after two games, right?"
Taylor wasn't quite able to replicate that success in 2018 though as he hit.254/.331/.444 with 17 home runs and 63 RBI while. "The first time I came in, I felt the same surprisingly". He was outstanding his last time out, scattering three hits and a walk in 4 2/3 scoreless innings last Sunday as the Brewers wrapped up a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies in the NL Division Series at Coors Field.
The Brewers took a 2-1 series lead and can move within a victory of their first pennant since 1982 on Tuesday, when Counsell is expected to go the bullpen route instead of employing a starter. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
Though the Sox took care of business in their four-game ALDS series against the Yankees and have a starting rotation full of former Cy Young Award winners, their fortunes might depend on whether David Price can break out of a long and mystifying postseason slump.