Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers
|Date & Time||Saturday April 20, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Los Angeles Dodgers / Milwaukee Brewers -- O/U:
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in game three of their four game set in MLB action from Miller Park on Saturday.
The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to keep the momentum going after emerging victorious with a 5-3 win over the Brewers in game two on Friday. Enrique Hernandez led the Dodgers with a pinch-hit three run home run while Alex Verdugo added a double and an RBI and Cody Bellinger chipped in an RBI of his own to round out L.A.’s scoring in the win. Chris Taylor, Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Austin Barnes each added a base knock as well to finish off the Dodger offense in victory. Ross Stripling threw 4.2 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits while striking out eight, not factoring in the decision. Pedro Baez picked up the win to improve to 1-1 this season while Kenley Jansen closed out the 9th for his 7th save of the season. Hyun-Jin Ryu will start game three and is 2-0 with a 3.07 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Ryu’s second career start against Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to pick up a win after dropping the first two games of the set following Friday’s loss. All of Milwaukee’s damage on the scoreboard came via the longball as Christian Yelich launched a two run home run and Eric Thames had a solo shot. Ben Gamel went 2 for 4 at the dish while Lorenzo Cain and Mike Moustakas each chipped in base hits of their own in the losing effort. Jhoulys Chacin gave up two runs on five hits while striking out five over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Josh Hader took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year. Chase Anderson will start game three and is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA and 59 strikeouts against the Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall and 7-2 in their last 9 Saturday games while the under is 6-1 in Ryu’s last 7 road starts. Milwaukee is 15-7 in their last 22 home games and 41-20 in their last 61 games overall while the under is 7-0 in their last 7 game three matchups. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between these two teams.
With Ryu coming off of the DL, this could be a dicey spot for the Dodgers and their winning streak. However, the Dodgers have been the better team throughout the first two games of the series and keep finding ways to win with clutch at-bats during this winning streak, so no point in jumping off of the hot hand until it stops paying off. I’ll side with the Dodgers to pick up another victory and push for the sweep on Sunday.