Milwaukee Brewers: What do you need to know about Game 7?
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the 2018 NLCS, 7-to-2. Game 7 is scheduled for Saturday night in Milwaukee. Here are the key details that you need to know…
The Milwaukee Brewers just don’t want their 2018 playoff run to end. The offense woke up, they got enough from starter Wade Miley, and the bullpen was, again, fantastic. This series is now a one-game playoff to see who gets to face the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
How did the offense perform in Game 6?
The Milwaukee Brewers offense got the line moving in the first inning, and didn’t stop until four runs had scored. The Brewers had two runners on with two outs, and banged out four consecutive hits to plate four runs before the third out in the inning was recorded. Jesus Aguilar mashed a two-run double, Mike Moustakas hit a one-run double, and Erik Kratz poked a single into right to drive in another.
The Brewers added more in the second, seventh, and eighth innings to put Game 6 comfortably out of reach. They ended the game 11-for-35 as a team with six walks. Five of their 11 hits went for extra bases.
Did Hader pitch in Game 6?
Nope. The Milwaukee Brewers managed to hold off the Los Angeles Dodgers without turning to Josh Hader. That means that he’s probably going to work at least two or three innings in Game 7. That’s almost nine outs that the Milwaukee Brewers don’t have to worry about.
Is anyone unavailable for Game 7?
Outside of Miley, probably not. Corey Knebel threw 25 pitches and Corbin Burnes threw 24 in Game 6. Both could conceivably come back tomorrow for at least a batter or two.
What should the Brewers lineup look like in Game 7?
Expect to see a lineup very similar to what Milwaukee Brewers managed Craig Counsell rolled out for Game 3 when they beat Walker Buehler, 4-0. Kratz should catch again, and Orlando Arcia should start at short stop. Travis Shaw makes sense at second with the lefty vs. righty matchup. All of the usual suspects should be in the lineup. The Brewers probably won’t choose to go with any surprises.
Will Kershaw pitch for the Dodgers?
Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw isn’t expected to start, but he could come in out of the bullpen for a few innings. If the Los Angeles Dodgers need innings, they probably won’t hesitate to turn to Kershaw.
Game 7 is expected to be rematch of Game 3 with Jhoulys Chacin taking the mound for the Milwaukee Brewers, and Buehler believed to be the starter for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first pitch in Game 7 of the 2018 NLCS is scheduled for 7:09 PM CST on Saturday night.