The matchup appears to be Miley against Hyun-jin Ryu in a battle of the southpaws. "It's win or go home now, and we got no choice". And especially because we have a lot of lefties.
On Wednesday, the Dodgers will try to move within one victory of their second consecutive World Series berth. Woodruff homered off Kershaw in Game 1 in Milwaukee, becoming the third relief pitcher to homer in a postseason game. He has the ability to opt out of his contract after the season and has 10 days after the World Series ends to reveal his decision. Hill held the Brewers hitless through the first three innings of the game and ultimately surrendered three total hits in his outing along with one run. He issued one walk and struck out eight.
Two years later, Machado charged the mound when Kansas City's Yordano Ventura, a pitcher with a history of head-hunting, threw at him, costing him a four-game suspension.
"I don't know if it was that much, just a little bit better execution maybe", Kershaw said of his repertoire. Santana also had a two-run pinch single in Game 1.
Kershaw pitched in and out of trouble in the third, when the Brewers loaded the bases and scored their lone run.
"Anytime you can work yourself out of situations like that that's going to make or break the game", Kershaw said. Now you've got a guy on third with no outs.
The Brewers' Curtis Granderson had a pinch-hit RBI double in the ninth inning off Ryan Madson.More news: China plans to replace streetlights with ‘artificial moon’ by 2020
"Just not capitalizing", he said.
If the Dodgers are going to go to back-to-back World Series for the first time since 1977-78 and win it for the first time since 1988, they will need players like Taylor and Barnes to be unsung heroes on a team littered with stars.
The Brewers struck first in the third inning when Kershaw walked Woodruff to put runners on first and second. Two days later, Athletics reliever Fernando Abad threw at Machado's knees, almost hitting him, and on the next pitch, he retaliated by throwing his bat at third base, where Alberto Callaspo had just replaced Donaldson.
Kershaw has struggled in the postseason during his career, with his numbers never matching his excellence during the regular season. Milwaukee promptly won its final seven regular-season games and an NL Central tiebreaker against the Chicago Cubs to earn its first division title since 2011, and the Brewers did more than enough at the plate in a sweep of Colorado in the Division Series. Gonzalez gave up one run on two hits in one-plus inning, injuring himself while trying to field a Yasiel Puig infield single.
Just two of the Brewers' hits went for extra bases.
That goes for all of the Brewers, Yelich and Braun, and leadoff man Lorenzo Cain, and the power-hitting Jesus Aguilar hitting behind them. He ranks seventh with 153 wins and 12th with 2,096⅓ innings, all while making seven All-Star teams, winning three Cy Young Awards and claiming an MVP.
The day game came after Tuesday's suspenseful match-up, which drew a number of celeb fans, including Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, Rob Lowe, Mario Lopez and Will Ferrell. "Too small", Granderson said.