Dodgers Back on Track
The Los Angeles Dodgers certainly did not waste any time getting back in the groove after having their 12-game winning streak end Sunday. After losing 4-0, in Kansas City, its was the exactly same score Monday night, beating the homestanding Milwaukee Brewers in the series opener, LA thus extended its NL West lead to 17 games over the San Diego Padres.
Dodger Liability on the Mound?
At first glance, rookie righthander Ryan Pepiot looks like a solid option for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is makng a sixth start/appearance of the season, 1-0 with a a decent 3.92 ERA, and 1.45 WHIP in five starts this season. However, problems begin to surface as we dig deeper into Pepiot’s season.
The first issue is the quality of the offenses Pepiot has pitched against. The rookie has two starts against the Arizona Diamondbacks, one each against Minnesota, Colorado, and Pittsburgh. Aside from the Rockies, none of these offenses are threatening.
Another issue with Pepiot is his ability to pitch deep into games. Whether on a short leash or not stretched out, Pepiot hasn’t pitched more than five innings in any of his five starts. Pitch count appears to be around 85, LA not seeming to let him go north of that. The Dodgers have one of the best bullpens in baseball, with a combined ERA of 3.16. However, against a top 10 scoring offense, Pepiot can’t afford to surrender runs.
Milwaukee’s Slump Continues
What was once a promising season for the Brewers is crumbling, slowly. The Milwaukee Brewers had a three-game lead in the NL Central two weeks ago, now two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are 4-6 in their last 10, in danger of seeing the Cards pull away with the division.
Tuesday’s Milwaukee starter, Brandon Woodruff (9-3), has been rock-solid in the rotation Since June, he has a 2.43 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 92 innings of work.
Woodruff also has above-average career numbers against the Dodgers. In 43 all-time at-bats, LA has a .228 average against him. Tuesday is the first time Woodruff has opposed the Dodgers this season.
Dodgers vs Brewers Head-to-Head
The Dodgers and Brewers met for the first time last night’ 4-0 win by the Dodgers. Including the 2021 season, LA has won five of the last eight, the last five.
Dodgers vs Brewers Game Information
- Game: Dodgers (80-34) vs Brewers (61-53)
- Location: American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 16th, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Dodgers vs Brewers Live Stream: MLB.tv
Dodgers vs Brewers Betting Lines
|Los Angeles Dodgers
R. Pepiot -R
B. Woodruff -R
Dodgers vs Brewers Prediction
We don’t expect Woodruff to keep a lid on the Dodger offense, but he gives the Brewers a shot. Woodruff hasn’t allowed more than three runs in a start since early May. Pepiot’s still a bit of an unknown.
Considering their recent run, the Dodgers are hard to fade outright, but the Brewers have the pitching to keep this game exciting and are worth a look Tuesday evening,
Dodgers vs Brewers Trends
Dodgers vs Brewers Edge
Dodgers vs Brewers Results
Dodgers vs Brewers Game Injuries
Dodgers vs Brewers Game Summary
“The odds and predictions in the article are based on time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.”