Can L.A. Dodge a Bullet Against Milwaukee – Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers Wild Card Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the best team in the MLB since day one. After trades in the offseason, they acquired former AL MVP Mookie Betts which has been a God send for them. They are hoping to ride their momentum to a World Series this postseason.

The Milwaukee Brewers has had a lot to celebrate this year. Rookie pitcher Devin Williams has the makings of a star with his wicked change-up and the Brewers are as confident as ever going into the postseason. This team has history with their opponent, playing them in the NLCS in 2018. They are looking to get revenge.

 

By the Numbers

L.A. Dodgers (43-17) Milwaukee Brewers (29-31)
118 Home runs (1) 75 Home runs (16)
.256 Batting Avg (11) .223 Batting Avg (26)
3.02 ERA (1) 4.16 ERA (11)
.213 Opp Batting Avg (1) .229 Opp Batting Avg (6)

 

The scales are tipped in the Dodgers favor because they have elite talent at each level of this club. Betts is a heck of a player who can light you up in the batter’s box and kill momentum in the outfield. The Dodgers have one weakness, and that’s playing down to competition. They won’t be able to do that against a sneaky Brewers team.

The Brewers may seem weak by the numbers but don’t sleep on them. They are a team built for post season play with good batters and strong pitching at each level. They can keep you from hitting balls and that’s one way to beat the Dodgers.

 

Key Player

Brewers:

Brandon Woodruff

2020 Stats: 3.05 ERA – 91 Strikeouts – .210 Opp Batting Avg

Woodruff is good in stretches but can wain as the game progresses, he will have to put together a complete game to beat this Dodgers rotation.

Dodgers:

Mookie Betts

2020 Stats: .292 BA – 39 RBI – 16 Home Runs

Betts has been amazing in a short season if he can rekindle his MVP form that helped him push the Red Sox to a World Series, then he can do the same for the Dodgers.

 

Prediction

Dodgers over Brewers

This is going to be tough, these two teams always produce a good series but the Dodgers will be too much for this Brewers club.

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