Scouts: Howdy folks, I am back for another round of who wants to go to the World Series? We are down to our final two contenders, the scrappy Milwaukee Brewers and the mega rich Los Angeles Dodgers. You know, I really want to root for the Brewers here, but damn if everyone wasn’t watching the stupid Packers last night. Hey guys! Over here! We have playoff baseball!
Jhoulys Chacin shut down the Dodgers with 6 strikeouts over 5.1 innings, while the bullpen came in and finished what he started. All the riches in the land couldn’t buy the Dodgers any runs, although they did get pretty close in the 9th, with Jeremy Jeffress striking out Yasmani Grandal and Brian Dozier with the sacks full in the 9th. As for the Brew Crew, Ryan Braun doubled in a run in the first, a wild pitch scored Travis Shaw in the 6th, and Orlando Arcia homered in two in the 7th.
Milwaukee now leads the series 2-1. The two teams will play once more tonight at 9:09 EST, which certainly means a good portion of the country will be asleep by the third inning. Good plan there MLB! Gio Gonzalez is slated to match-up against Rich Hill. Also playing tonight, is the Red Sox in Houston, starting at 5:09 EST. That series is tied at 1. Nathan Eovaldi will face off against Dallas Keuchel.