In Game 1 of the 2011 National League Championship series, the Brewers held on for a 9-6 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Miller Park was rocking, things were feeling good with just 3 wins to go for a trip to the World Series, and then the Cardinals put a 12-3 beating on the Brewers in Game 2.
The Brewers will hope to avoid that today as they send another lefty to the mound against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the 2018 NLCS. The Dodgers will counter with another lefty of their own, Hyun-Jin Ryu, who’s been white hot since coming off the disabled list late in the year and held the Atlanta Braves to just 4 hits over 7 shutout innings in the NLDS, striking out 8 without walking a batter.
Miley’s best start of the season game against this Dodgers lineup, when he threw 7 shutout innings of his own, allowing only 2 hits in a 1-0 Brewers win at Dodger Stadium back on July 31st. He’s started to show some cracks in the foundation since then, but was able to throw 4.2 solid innings against the Colorado Rockies in the Brewers’ NLDS clincher in Game 3, working around 3 hits and a walk without allowing a run.
Josh Hader is likely unavailable for tonight’s game after throwing 3 impressive innings and setting a new season high for pitches in an outing in Game 1, but Corbin Burnes should be fresh for multiple innings in a similar role if the need arises this afternoon.
First pitch is at 3:09 p.m. CDT on FOX.