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Brewers (31-36) @ Dodgers (35-33): Game Thread #68

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Two rookies battle in game two of the series.

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Last night, the Brewers got back to winning thanks to a ninth inning home run from Jonathan Villar. Tonight, the Brewers have the opportunity to make it a winning streak against a Dodgers rookie. Julio Urias made his season debut earlier this year, and has been pressed into action due to injuries in the Dodgers rotation. Urias is beatable, with a 5.82 ERA in 4 starts, allowing 12 runs and 20 hits over 17 innings. However, he's also struck out 21 in those 17 innings. The Brewers will counter with Zach Davies, who has been strong over his last several starts. In his last five, he's posted a 2.25 ERA and allowed a batting line of .170/.210/.330, with a 8.4 K/9 rate.

Today's Lineups

MILWAUKEE BREWERS LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Jonathan Villar - SS Chase Utley - 2B
Aaron Hill - 3B Corey Seager - SS
Ryan Braun - LF Justin Turner - 3B
Jonathan Lucroy - C Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Chris Carter - 1B Trayce Thompson - LF
Hernan Perez - RF Joc Pederson - CF
Scooter Gennett - 2B Yasmani Grandal - C
Keon Broxton - CF Will Venable - RF
Zach Davies - RHP Julio Urias - LHP

Continuing with part 5 of our ongoing story:

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Though you are irritated by the loud Giants fans behind you, you decide to just leave them alone and focus on the game. It's a challenge since they are pretty loud, but you're eventually able to tune them out. As the bottom of the fourth inning comes, the game picks up a little more as the Brewers score three more runs to make it 8-4, and then tack on another run in the fifth to make it 9-4. At this point, those Giants fans are a little disgusted and decide to leave their seats, but not before one of them bumps you and spills part of his beer on your shirt. He doesn't even react and just walks away.

It's a good thing that they left, because the game started going downhill in the top of the sixth. Matt Garza just had no control left and the Giants took advantage, scoring three more runs off of him to make the game 9-7. Despite calls from the crowd to pull him, Counsell leaves him in, presumably because the bullpen has been overworked lately.

As the middle of the sixth inning arrives, one of your friends wants to get bets going on the sausage race today. He convinces all of you to each chip in $10 on the race. Winner takes all, and if the sausage no one bets on wins, you all just get your money back. You get the first choice of sausage. Who do you take?

Poll

Sausage Race: Who are you betting on?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Bratwurst
    (13 votes)
  • 20%
    Polish
    (5 votes)
  • 4%
    Italian
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Hot Dog
    (2 votes)
  • 16%
    Chorizo
    (4 votes)
25 votes total Vote Now