BrewCap: Chacin Shuts Down Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers ‘out-getters’ are a trend that the national media likes to talk about on a regular basis. They’re trigger-happy to go and search if the Brewers will be going to the bullpen. I like Joe Buck, but that’s a staple of his broadcasts. He does this with Aaron Rodgers whenever he looks a tad bit gimpy (Maybe got stepped on or something like that), Buck acts dramatically like it’s the worst thing to ever happen to a human. Hopefully, Jhoulys Chacin and Wade Miley before him show people that these out-getters are fucking good. And that the Brewers pitching staff is one of the best in the big leagues even if they do not have a star. Milwaukee beat Los Angeles, 4-0, in the first shutout at Dodgers Stadium in the postseason since 1983.
Player of the Game: Jhoulys Chacin – There are games where you can tell that Chacin is on his shit. This was one of them. He set the tone early on and got himself out of trouble when he needed to in the near six innings of work. Dodgers had no answer for the slider that annoys and frustrates hitters all over the National League. He only gave up three hits and struck out six. He’s a beast and would assume he gets the ball in Game 6 if the Brewers need him with the short rotation taking form for the team.
Silver Star: Orlando Arcia – This game was too tight for a little bit. Brewers led 1-0 then received a gift run thanks to Yasmani Grandal being more in his head than Kanye West. Arcia poked the ball to right field and gave Milwaukee a 4-0 advantage in the seventh inning. The postseason run for Senor October has been magical. He’s hit three homers and been a key cog in Milwaukee’s success. He’s building a case to be remembered as an October hero.
Honorable Mention: Corey Knebel – Did Corey have the cheese going tonight or what? Oh my goodness, he was filthy. He pitched nearly two innings and struck out four of the five batters he faced on the mound. Knebel is their best bullpen arm, and Craig Counsell is deploying him at whenever he feels the game is at its critical moment. I must say, it’s pretty fun.
Next up – Brewers-Dodgers do battle on Tuesday night when Gio Gonzalez will take the ball again for Los Angeles. We’re already going to see a lineup change with Austin Barnes, not Grandal, in the lineup, but we’ll see if Dave Roberts adjusts anything else. My guess is he will put out an entirely different lineup considering the team’s struggles through three games. Rich Hill goes for Los Angeles. Hill faced Milwaukee twice this season, and each time Los Angeles won with him allowing one run. Dodgers will hope for a similar fate on Tuesday night.