Saturday, October 20 at 8:09 PM ET
It will be win or go home for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers when they clash in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. Jesus Aguilar sparked the offense with three RBI on a pair of two-out hits and the Brewers beat the Dodgers 7-2 to even the NLCS at three games each last night.
Leave it to Buehler
Walker Buehler (8-5, 2.62 ERA, 0.96 WHIP) gave up four earned runs on six hits (one home run) and one walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings in a 4-0 loss in Game 3 last Monday. Buehler is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP in two postseason starts, recording 15 strikeouts and four walks over 12 innings. This will be Buehler's third career start against the Brewers, he's 0-2 with a 3.21 ERA and an 0.86 WHIP against them.
Chacin ready for biggest start of his career
Jhoulys Chacin (15-8, 3.50 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings of three-hit ball in last Monday's Game 3, recording six strikeouts and just two walks in the 4-0 win. Chacin is 2-0 in the postseason, throwing 10 1/3 scoreless innings with a 1.10 WHIP, recording nine strikeouts and five walks. The right-hander is 12-9 with a 4.25 ERA and a 1.51 WHIP in 27 career games against the Dodgers (26 starts), recording 118 strikeouts and 72 walks over 150 1/3 innings of work and he's 6-6 with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP in 17 career starts at Miller Park.
The Under is:
5-0 in Buehler's last five starts with four days of rest
6-1-1 in Buehler's last eight starts overall
8-2-1 in Milwaukee's last 11 games against a team with a winning record
4-0 in Chacin's last four starts overall
4-0 in Chacin's last four starts against a team with a winning record
3-1-1 in the last five meetings
Walker Buehler can rise up to the occasion and prove why he's the future ace of the Dodgers and Jhoulys Chacin has been lights out in the postseason, so I'm leaning towards a low-scoring game in the first five innings. The Under is 3-2-1 in this series and the two games where the total went Over were in Hyun-Jin Ryu's starts.
MLB Pick: 1st 5 Innings Under 4 (-120) at Jazz Sports