How Brewers Players Have Played At Dodger Stadium
By David Gasper
The Milwaukee Brewers will play their next two or three games at Dodger Stadium. How well have the Crew’s players performed at Chavez Ravine?
Sometimes playing in a certain ballpark can help or hurt players. For example, playing in PNC Park in Pittsburgh has been great for Keston Hiura, Ryan Braun has thrived at Wrigley Field, and Eric Thames always dominated in Cincinnati. Which Brewers dominate in Los Angeles, though?
Now, those three examples mentioned were all in NL Central ballparks, which the Brewers go to far more often throughout the years than NL West ballparks. Still, Brewers players have gotten plenty of experience out in Los Angeles.
Let’s take a look at how some Brewers hitters have performed in Los Angeles against the Dodgers.
Brewers Hitters At Dodger Stadium
Ryan Braun has played 35 games and has 150 plate appearances at Dodger Stadium. He’s hit .306/.380/.545 there with seven home runs, 17 extra-base hits, 19 RBIs, 15 walks, and 29 strikeouts. Braun’s .925 OPS at Chavez Ravine is the 5th-highest mark for any stadium he’s played in with at least 100 at-bats.
Christian Yelich has played 21 games there and has 91 plate appearances. He hasn’t had that much success, hitting .244/.341/.423 with four home runs and seven RBIs. Yelich’s OPS at Dodger Stadium ranks in the bottom-third of stadiums for his career.
Avisail Garcia has only played three games at Dodger Stadium, and went 3-for-13 with three singles, no RBIs, and two strikeouts.
Jedd Gyorko has found decent success at Chavez Ravine, hitting .274/.328/.436 with 11 extra base hits, four home runs, and 11 RBIs over 128 plate appearances.
Orlando Arcia has not found regular season success out there, going just 3-for-32, but in the three games in Los Angeles during the 2018 NLCS, Arcia went 4-for-11, including a home run off Walker Buehler in Game 3.
Eric Sogard has played five games in LA, hitting just .167 (2-for-12) with a .481 OPS and two RBIs.
Omar Narvaez has played in two games at Dodger Stadium, going 1-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout.
Jace Peterson is just 1-for-11 in LA while Daniel Vogelbach has put up a goose egg, going 0-for-7 in two games.
Meanwhile Luis Urias has gone 2-for-7 in his few games at Dodger Stadium with a walk and three strikeouts. Keston Hiura, Tyrone Taylor, Jacob Nottingham, and Ryon Healy have yet to play in Dodger Stadium.
Brewers Pitchers At Dodger Stadium
Brandon Woodruff has one career outing at Dodger Stadium, and that was in 2018 NLCS Game 5, when he famously relieved Wade Miley after one batter, and went 5.1 IP, allowing three runs while striking out eight.
Brett Anderson is a former Dodger and has started 18 games in Dodger Stadium and has a 4.85 ERA in 98,1 IP. Opposing hitters have a .298 batting average and a .785 OPS against Anderson there.
Josh Lindblom also is a former Dodger and he’s pitched in 38 games out of the bullpen there. In 44 IP, Lindblom has a very good 2.05 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and opponents hitting just .239 against him.
Josh Hader has pitched in three games at Chavez Ravine, going four innings and only allowing two hits and no runs. He’s allowed three walks and struck out six in those outings. In the 2018 NLCS, Hader went 1.2 IP with no runs allowed, pitching in both Games 3 and 4.
Freddy Peralta started one regular season game in LA, going four innings, giving up three hits, just one run, but four walks and six strikeouts. Peralta also pitched in Game 4 of the 2018 NLCS, coming on in relief of the injured Gio Gonzalez and throwing three scoreless innings.
Alex Claudio has pitched in two games at Dodger Stadium, going 2.2 IP with four runs allowed, giving him a 13.50 ERA.
Corey Knebel has pitched in five games in LA, garnering two saves, giving up just four hits and one run in five innings of work, good for a 1.80 ERA. In the 2018 NLCS, Knebel pitched in both Game 3 and Game 4, going a combined 2.2 IP with no hits allowed, no runs, and five strikeouts.
Ray Black has thrown two innings in Dodger Stadium and has allowed two runs, good for a 9.00 ERA.
Eric Lauer has started three games at Dodger Stadium going 17 IP with a 2.12 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts. Lauer also dominated the Dodgers back in San Diego, starting four games against them there with similar success.
Meanwhile Brent Suter, Devin Williams, Eric Yardley, Adrian Houser, Drew Rasmussen, and Justin Topa have never pitched at Dodger Stadium.
The Brewers have had a number of players show some decent success at Dodger Stadium, albeit in small sample sizes. There have also been a number of players that struggled against Los Angeles out there. The Brewers will need everyone to play to their best level in this series if they’re going to win.