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What We Learned: Moving to Los Angeles

After splitting at home, the Brewers and Dodgers move to LA for three games. We prep you for that in today’s What We Learned.

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MLB: NLCS-Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

NLCS Game 1: Brewers 6, Dodgers 5
NLCS Game 2: Dodgers 4, Brewers 3

NLCS Game 3: Jhoulys Chacin vs. Walker Buehler | 6:39 pm

Pitching Analysis

In the face of constant criticism, the Brewers developed and deployed a run prevention system, and it’s working
Kyle Lesniewski, BCB

Milwaukee Brewers’ Corbin Burnes is secret weapon
Nick Michalski, Dairyland Express

LA platoons vs. Crew ‘pen will be a chess match
Todd Zolecki,

Confident Jeffress discusses ‘lucky’ comment
Joe Trezza,

Brewers’ bullpen faces biggest test to date
Joe Trezza,

Haudricourt: Jhoulys Chacin, the unexpected Brewers ace, faces biggest game of life in NLCS
Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Josh Hader was lethal in NLCS Game 1, but what’s next for the Brewers bullpen ace?
Mark Townsend, Yahoo Sports

Brewers Pass Over Ace to Gain Advantage
Craig Edwards, FanGraphs

Sunday Notes: Brewers Broadcaster Jeff Levering Looks at Bullpens, Sees Value
David Laurila, FanGraphs

Hitting Analysis

Christian Yelich beginning a slump at worst time for Milwaukee Brewers
Brian Sampson, Dairyland Express

Every pitcher who went deep in postseason
Matt Kelly and Manny Randhawa,

Erik Kratz has been a big boost to the Brewers pitching staff
Patrick Brennan, Beyond the Box Score

The Mike Moustakas trade is working out perfectly for the Brewers’ championship aspirations
Whitney McIntosh, SB Nation

Brandon Woodruff more than just lucky at the plate, thanks to his late brother
Tim Brown, Yahoo Sports

The Brewers keep getting NLCS homers from the least likely players
Mike Oz, Yahoo Sports

Team Building

Revisiting The 2016 Ryan Braun Trade Talks
Mark Polishuk, MLB Trade Rumors

Bold moves paved way for Brewers, Dodgers
Todd Zolecki,

What if Braun had been dealt to the Dodgers?
Adam McCalvy,

Wade Miley went from the minors to the NLCS
Devan Fink, Beyond the Box Score

Ryan Braun, Yasiel Puig meet in NLCS two years after near trade
Sam Miller,

Players ‘staying connected’ was factor in hard-charging Brewers exceeding expectations
Tom Haudricourt, Milwauee Journal Sentinel

Other News and Notes

Sunday Sundries: Milwaukee Brewers Postseason Week 2
Ben Reagan, BCB

Uecker gets honor of first pitch of NLCS
Adam McCalvy,

Fielder returns to Miller Park for G2 first pitch
Adam McCalvy,

Curtis Granderson and the All-Time Rent-A-Brewers
Noah Nofz, BP Milwaukee

Find Flat Bernie
Caitlin Moyer, Cait Covers the Bases

Going back to Cali: NLCS a homecoming for Brewers star Christian Yelich
Gabe Lacques, USA Today

Brewers mania pumping millions of dollars into Milwaukee
Caroline Reinwald,

So, you just jumped on the Brewers bandwagon; here are the things you need to know
JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Injured Brewers pitcher Suter told to stay out of dugout