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Brewers name Brent Suter as game one playoff starter; Brandon Woodruff goes game two

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The raptor gets game one, game three is still TBD

MLB: Game Two-St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Brewers have announced that Brent Suter will start game one and Brandon Woodruff will start game two in the Wild Card round against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Suter made just four starts in the shortened season. In those starts, he threw 13 innings and allowed only two runs. For the season, Suter threw 31.2 innings for a 3.13 ERA and a 38-5 K:BB ratio. He made his last start on Friday and will be pitching on full rest, but will still likely only manage four innings or so, leaving the rest of the game to the bullpen. He’s lined up against young standout Walker Buehler.

Woodruff needs no introduction. Through 13 starts, the Brewers’ ace had a 3.05 ERA with 91 strikeouts to 18 walks. He also pitched against the Dodgers twice in the 2018 NLCS, where he befuddled the White and Blue hitters. In 7.1 innings he allowed two earned runs, striking out 13 and walking two. He also may or may not have hit a home run against his opponent for this game, Clayton Kershaw.

The series starts on Wednesday night. Both games one and two get underway at 9:08 p.m. on ESPN.