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Milwaukee have lost two just after falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-6 on Friday in the first of three games to end the regular season. The Brewers have already finished National League Central, but have seen their double-digit lead reduced to just five games with 2 left. The Brewers have lost 8 of the last 12. Milwaukee will play without position players Carl Mathias and Rowdy Tellez, and the Brewers also have 6 pitches on the injured list.
Milwaukee’s fighting continued at the plate
Milwaukee has been worn all season by its pitching staff, and plate problems have been consistent throughout the season. Milwaukee’s 27th in the team’s stroke average of .234, 24th in slugging percentage and has scored the 12th most runs with 732. Center fielder Avisail Garcia has been Milwaukee’s most consistent hitter and leads the club with 29 home runs and 85 RBIs. Former MVP Christian Yelich has raised his stroke average to .250 after hovering around .200 for much of the first half of the season.
On the mound, Milwaukee is third on team ERA 3.42, fourth in WHIP at 1.17, and opposing hitters are averaging just .217 on the plate against Milwaukee pitching, which is second-best in baseball. Corbin Burnes leads Milwaukee in strikeouts with 230, and Brent Sutter is leading in wins by 12. As of the publication of this article, Milwaukee Brewers had not yet announced a starting pitcher for Sunday’s final game in the base game.
Pitching is Dodger’s strength
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best team ERA in baseball at 3.01, the best WHIP at 1.10 and the Dodgers pitching hold opposing hits to the lowest average in baseball at .208. Los Angeles is in second place in the Quality Starts with 73. Los Angeles is led in victories by Julio Urias with 19 and Walker Buehler has the team’s lead in strikeouts with 201. At the time of publication of this article, the Los Angeles Dodgers had not yet released the name of their starting pitcher for Sunday’s final match in the base game.
On the plate, Los Angeles is 11th on the team’s stroke average of .244, 7th in the team’s swallowing percentage of .427 and has scored the fifth most runs with 812. Justin Turner has the best stroke average for Los Angeles at .278 and the most hits with 146. Turner has also hit 26 home runs and has hit 84 strokes, which is second. The leader in home runs and RBIs is Max Muncy with 36 homers and 93 RBIs. The Dodgers have 232 home runs in 160 game games.
- Los Angeles is 40-12 in the last 52
- The Dodgers are 38-13 in the last 51 at home
- Milwaukee are 1-7 in the last eight against a team with a winning record