The Milwaukee Brewers are still second overall in the NL Central Division. With a 64-69 record, the Brewers are still attempting to catch up with the St. Louis Cardinals. However, before the Brewers can even focus on first place, they must again prepare to face the top team in the Major League.
For the Brewers, it’s all about rising. For the Dodgers, it’s about keeping their position consistent. The Dodgers remain the best team in the league with an 84-36 season record and are first overall in the division standings.
It’s time for the Dodgers to make the most of every move to keep their position solid as more teams continue to target them.
The Brewers faced the Los Angeles Dodgers just a week ago. Perhaps it’s all about focusing on the positive end, yet the Brewers did not fail to stand firm against the best team in the league.
In the end, the series against LA finished 2-2. However, that proved to the Brewers that they can still pull in solid results that can get them one step closer to the top of the division and league standings.
Corbin Burners remains essential in pitching for the Brewers and is now standing with a 2.48 earned run average, nine wins, and 187 strikeouts.
LA might have had a hard time against the Brewers by not being able to win their last series. However, the Dodgers managed to not only remain consistent but have also focused on another significant aspect.
This last point concerns the gap between them and other top teams. As of today, the New York Mets are the only ones that remain close to catching up with LA with a 79-44 season record.
That places the Dodgers as the league’s top team for some time to come if they can continue playing great. To do just that, Tony Gonsolin must remain consistent throughout, and with a 2.12 earned run average and 15 wins, it seems he will continue on that path.
The Brewers are ready for round two against the Dodgers. The total has gone over in four of their last six games for Milwaukee. For Los Angeles, the total has gone over in seven of their last nine games when facing the Brewers.
The Brewers are now 33-32 on the road this season. In batting, Milwaukee is also ninth overall in the league with a .411 slugging percentage and fifth with a .231 BAA.
Still, the Dodgers are number one with a 43-15 home record and first in every batting category except batting average, where they are third at .261. In pitching, the Dodgers also lead every category except quality starts, where they are 11th with 50.
No matter how many times the Brewers face the Dodgers at this stage, LA will always strike as number one and as the top team in the league.
Godds Pick/Prediction: The Dodgers to win and the over hits.