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Brewers (30-36) @ Dodgers (35-32): Game Thread #67

Junior Guerra attempts to stop the three-game losing streak tonight.

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After being swept by the Giants, the Brewers are hoping to turn their luck around in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. Fortunately, the Brewers get to avoid Clayton Kershaw in this series after he pitched yesterday. First up to face the Brewers is Scott Kazmir. He signed with the Dodgers in the offseason after posting a good year between Oakland and Houston in 2015. The results haven't been there as much in 2016, as he has posted a 4.52 ERA and 4.64 FIP. Opposing him is Junior Guerra (who probably has the saddest face I've seen on Baseball-Reference). Guerra has posted three straight quality starts, as well as five of his last six starts. Last time against the Mets, he allowed just one run in 6.2 innings.

Today's Lineups

Jonathan Villar - SS Chase Utley - 2B
Aaron Hill - 3B Corey Seager - SS
Ryan Braun - LF Trayce Thompson - LF
Jonathan Lucroy - C Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Chris Carter - 1B Howie Kendrick - 3B
Hernan Perez - RF Joc Pederson - CF
Scooter Gennett - 2B Yasmani Grandal - C
Keon Broxton - CF Will Venable - RF
Junior Guerra - RHP Scott Kazmir - LHP

Here's part 4 of our ongoing story.


After such a poor first inning from Matt Garza, you and a couple of your friends feel an overwhelming need to go get a beer right now. However, one chooses to stay behind and watch the game for now.

The line at the beer stand is already a little long, and it looks like you're not the only people who need a beer after that bad inning. As you get in line, you look at the TV as the bottom of the first starts. Jonathan Villar gets a single to start it. After that, Scooter Gennett draws a walk, Ryan Braun gets plunked to load the bases, and you're only 2/3 of the way through the line. You can barely see a nearby TV as Jonathan Lucroy hits a single to make it a 4-2 game.

At this point, you're a little anxious because it's already shaping up to be a big inning. As you reach the front of the line, Chris Carter strikes out and you can't see any of the TVs anymore. You place your order quick and hope to get back to your seat, only to hear another loud cheer as you're ordering. You get your beers, run back to your seat, and now see the game is tied at 4-4. What you missed: Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy pulled off a double steal, and then Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove them both in.

You do at least get to see the Brewers take the lead, though. Two batters later, Aaron Hill drives in Kirk Nieuwhenhuis with a double, and the Brewers now have a 5-4 lead. It's a pretty big turnaround from the start of the inning, and that's just one inning into the game.

At this point, you settle in to watch the game, and the game does settle down as well. The second and third innings pass relatively quietly. There's a few baserunners but nothing exciting happens. During this, a few Giants fans come in and sit down in some seats behind you. They've been a little loud all game, and it's getting on your nerves a little bit. It seems like you're not the only people upset about it, but they're not doing anything wrong, just being loud. How do you choose to handle it?


How do you react to the noisy Giants fans behind you?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Attempt to start an intelligent conversation on baseball.
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    Find an usher to try to get them to stop.
    (0 votes)
  • 55%
    Just leave them alone.
    (15 votes)
  • 14%
    Tell them to shut up.
    (4 votes)
27 votes total Vote Now