Dodgers, Kershaw brace for Brewers in pivotal Game 5

On Wednesday, October 17th the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium for Game 5 of the NLCS.

The Dodgers have been a solid team at home this season posting a 45-37 record at Dodger Stadium. However, the Milwaukee Brewers have been equally as good on the road this season with a 45-37 record.

Currently, the series is held at a tie after the Dodgers took Game 4, 2-1.

First pitch is slated to begin at 5:05 PM EST on FS1.

Los Angeles Dodgers:

Clayton Kershaw Game 5.jpg
Slated to take the mound for the Dodgers is left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw is currently 0-1 in this series after pitching Game 1 in which the Dodgers lost 6-5. Kershaw pitched three innings, allowing four runs on six hits. During the performance, Kershaw recorded two walks and two strikeouts.

During the regular season, Kershaw held a 9-5 record with a 2.73 ERA and logged 155 total strikeouts.

Offensively, Manny Machado has been an impressive force for the Dodgers. This series against the Brewers, Machado currently has a .176 batting average but has been able to record two home runs and has successfully batted in six runs.

Milwaukee Brewers:

Wade Miley Brewers Game 5
Slated to take the mound for the Brewers is left-handed pitcher Wade Miley.

Miley is familiar with the postseason after pitching just over five innings. Although his experience this season may be lacking in the postseason, Miley has been able to record three strikeouts while allowing just two hits.

During the regular season, Miley had a 5-2 record with a 2.57 ERA and successfully was able to record 50 strikeouts.

Offensively, Christian Yelich has been a very impressive player to watch. During the postseason, Yelich has posted a .250 batting average with a home run and two runs batted in for the Brewers.

His regular season totals were off the charts this season. Yelich was a highly dominant player leading the Brewers in all the major offensive categories. During the regular season, Yelich held a .326 batting average with 36 home runs and 110 RBIs. All of which were not only team highs but were also career highs as well.

Prediction: Brewers 7 – Dodgers 4

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