Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/16/14
Milwaukee Brewers (67-55) at Los Angeles Dodgers (70-53)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Yovani Gallardo (R) (7-6) (3.436) vs. Clayton Kershaw (L) (14-2) (1.782)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -200 / Milwaukee Brewers +185 --- Over/Under: 6 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Milwaukee Brewers in game number two of their weekend set.
The Milwaukee Brewers have been atop the National League Central from early on and have held off all challengers thus far. The Brew Crew are trying to make it through a bit of a slowdown this past week and have a 6-3 road win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday to build on. Jimmy Nelson gave the Brewers a strong six innings with two runs scored which held the scoreboard manageable until the bats erupted in a five run 8th. Lyle Overbay ripped a three run double with Scooter Gennettdriving in two more. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball to face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time in 2014. Overall Gallardo is 7-6 with a 3.44 ERA over 24 outings where the Milwaukee Brewers are 11-13.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing signs of pulling away in the National League West as they headed into the series opener as winners in seven of ten where both the pitching and hitting have been on the same page. The guys in blue seemed to be heading for the win Friday with Zack Greinke tossing five scoreless frames before Jamey Wright was lit up for five runs on four hits while recording one out. The LAD offense consisted of eight hits with Yasiel Puig rapping a pair of RBI singles that plated Dee Gordon. Ace left hander Clayton Kershaw will take on the Milwaukee Brewers for the second straight start. Kershaw has been dominating in 2014 with a 14-2 record and 1.78 ERA in leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to the top of the West standings.
I don't think we can count out the Milwaukee Brewers with Gallardo who is always capable but the same thing can be said of Kershaw who might be looking at another Cy Young. I am backing the Dodgers and hopefully Mattingly learns how to manage his pitchers...