Post-Season Report: It's Winner Take All in NLCS
JHOUYLS CHACIN, with his fifth team in four years, will carry the hopes of the Brewers into Game 7 of the NLCS at Miller Park on Saturday night. And, in truth, the Brewers couldn’t have a better pitcher to turn to in a win-or-else matchup against the Dodgers.
After battling injuries and beginning a vagabond life when his original team, the Rockies, released him in the spring of 2015, Chacin emerged this season as the most consistent pitcher in the Brewers rotation.
He won a career-best 15 games in the regular season, and he hasn’t let up in the post-season. He has won both starts, and in 10 1/3 innings has not allowed a run. Don’t worry about the fact he worked five innings in Game 2 of the NL Division Series sweep of the Rockies, and was relieved after 5 1/3 innings in Game 1 of the NLCS.
That’s the Brewers style. And they do have reliever Josh Hader rested and ready for Game 7.
HADER HAS BEEN a durable arm out of the Brewers bullpen. Consider, he worked two or more innings in 23 games during the regular season, allowing a total of six earned runs in the 48 2/3 innings of those appearances. He worked three innings in Game 1 of the NLCS against the Dodgers, and then worked an inning combined in back-to-back appearances in Games 3 and 4. He has allowed one hit, walked two and struck out seven in the four innings. And he will be rested for Game 7, having not pitched in a game for three days.
THE DODGERS will counter with rookie Walker Buehler, who had a 1.55 ERA and 87 strikeouts in his last 75 1/3 innings of the regular season, including beating the Rockies in the NL West playoff game. He, however, has lost both post-season starts.
THE HOME TEAM is 30-25 all-time in post-season Game 7, and 11-5 in Game 5 of an LCS, including winning each of the last four.
THE DODGERS are 3-4 in post-season Game 7s, including losing to the Astros in Game 7 of the World Series last year. The Brewers have played only one Game 7 — and they lost it to the Cardinals in the 1982 World Series.
|Friday||Brewers 6, Dodgers 5|
|Saturday||Dodgers 4, Brewers 3|
|Monday||Brewers 4, Dodgers|
|Tuesday||Dodgers 2, Brewers 1 (13)|
|Wednesday||Dodgers 5, Brewers 2|
|Dodgers lead Best of 7 Series, 3-2|
|Friday||6:39 p.m.||Dodgers at Brewers||FS1|
|Saturday*||7:09 p.m.||Dodgers at Brewers||FS1|
|Saturday||Astros 7, Red Sox 2|
|Sunday||.||Red Sox 7, Astros 5|
|Tuesday||Red Sox 8, Astros 2|
|Wednesday||Red Sox 8, Astros 6|
|Thursday||Red Sox 4, Astros 1|
|Red Sox win ALCS (4-1)|
|Oct. 23||TBA||Dodgers/Brewers at Red Sox||Fox|
|Oct. 24||TBA||Dodgers/Brewers at Red Sox||Fox|
|Oct. 26||TBA||Red Sox at Dodgers/Brewers||Fox|
|Oct. 27||TBA||Red Sox at Dodgers/Brewers||Fox|
|Oct. 28*||TBA||Red Sox at Dodgers/Brewers||Fox|
|Oct. 30*||TBA||Dodgers/Brewers at Red Sox||Fox|
|Oct. 31*||TBA||Dodgers/Brewers at Red Sox||Fox|
|NL: Rockies 2, Cubs 1 (13 innings)|
|AL: Yankees 7, A's 2|
|NL Division Series|
|Brewers Clinch, 3-games-to-none|
|Milwaukee 3, Rockies 2 (10)|
|Milwaukee 4, Rockies 0|
|Milwaukee 6, Rockies 0|
|Dodgers Clinch, 3-games-to-1|
|Dodgers 6, Braves 0|
|Dodgers 3, Braves 0|
|Braves 6, Dodgers 5|
|Dodgers 6, Braves 2|
|AL Division Series|
|Red Sox Cinch, 3-games-to-1|
|Red Sox 5, Yankees 4|
|Yankees 6 Red Sox 2|
|Red Sox 16,Yankees 1|
|Red Sox 4, Yankees 3|
|Astros Clinch, 3-games-to-none|
|Astros 7, Indians 2|
|Astros 3, Indians 1|
|Astros 11, Indians 3|