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Game Thread #112: Milwaukee Brewers (63-48) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (60-49)

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This could be a good road trip...or a great road trip

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers
LoCain could use a little help, people!
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The Milwaukee Brewers (63-48) are going to go back home to Miller Park with either a 5-3 road west coast trip or a 6-2 west coast road trip. Why does there seem to be such a huge difference between the two? I’m not sure, but to me, there is.

They finish the trip at Dodger Stadium against LA Dodgers’ (60-49) ace Clayton Kershaw (4-5, 2.52) . The already beat Kershaw once this season. Does that mean that the Brewers have his number and can win again, or that they have their one win for the season and tonight is a lock? I’d say that Clayton hasn’t been as dominant this season, but that would be tempting fate, so I won’t.

If the Brewers have an ace, it’s Jhoulys Chacin. He is 10-3 with and ERA of 3.45, and the Brewers win more than twice as often as the lose when he starts games.

Orlando Arcia is back at short tonight, and he owes Craig Counsell no thank yous for getting to face Kershaw.

Milwaukee Brewers

1. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF

2. Christian Yelich (L) RF

3. Jesus Aguilar (R) 1B

4. Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B

5. Ryan Braun (R) LF

6. Travis Shaw (L) 3B

7. Erik Kratz (R) C

8. Orlando Arcia (R) SS

9. Jhoulys Chacin (R) P

Los Angeles Dodgers

1. Joc Pederson (L) LF

2. Manny Machado (R) SS

3. Justin Turner (R) 3B

4. Yasmani Grandal (S) C

5. Cody Bellinger (L) CF

6. Brian Dozier (R) 2B

7. Max Muncy (L) 1B

8. Yasiel Puig (R) RF

9. Clayton Kershaw (L) P