0-2 record last night. 21-12 in the playoffs.
Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox on winning the 2018 American League Championship. I’m not sure this series will ever make sense to me, but they definitely won it and deserve their place in the World Series. So many crazy things happened in this series though. Craig Kimbrel looked terrible and got three saves. Chris Sale only managed to pitch four innings. David Price, the worst postseason pitcher ever (not hyperbole), threw a gem in the deciding game against the best offense against lefties (on the road). It was crazy, but that’s baseball.
The Dodgers could seal their place against them in the World Series with a win tonight. This series has been similarly frustrating as there is a world in which the Brewers have already put this thing away. A Jeremy Jeffress save in game two and someone, anyone getting a hit in game four and this thing would be done. That didn’t happen though and now the Brewers need to win two straight to make the World Series. The odds are against them, but this is also the team that won eight straight to steal the Central division from the Cubs and the top overall seed. Anything can happen.
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Tips:
Game five is one that I kicked myself for not taking the Dodgers. The Brewers were without their big guns in the bullpen and that’s who this team is. The Brewers not having Josh Hader would be like the Red Sox not having Mookie Betts. He’s that valuable to this team.
Today, the Brewers will send Wade Miley to the mound (for real) but Hader will be right behind him. And Corey Knebel. This is win or go home and the Brewers will throw it all out there to win this one. Miley had a great start in game two that was ruined by the bullpen, but he’s looked great and the crowd will be hot for this one. I haven’t been much of a believer in him thus far, but I am a believer in Hader and Knebel. If they get into this game, I don’t see how the Brewers can lose.
Milwaukee’s offense has been the real problem in the last two games, but you have to think some home cooking will do them well here. Hyun-Jin Ryu has been outstanding this year, but he’s been worse on the road and did give up two runs in 4.1 innings in game two. I can see Dave Roberts doing whatever it takes to win this one and I could see him using a starter in the bullpen if necessary.
This is the biggest game of the season for both of these teams. Milwaukee can’t afford to lose and I really believe they are going to force a game seven here. Miley looked good and that bullpen is at full strength. Manager Craig Counsell won’t be afraid to use it. Let’s go Milwaukee and let’s see game seven on Saturday.
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