C Grandal out of Dodgers lineup after rough NLCS Game 1

The NLCS will set rotation against bullpen in an emblematic 2018 showdown

"But once that happens, then you've got to reset and not relinquish the lead".

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

Clayton Kershaw pounded his glove over and over on Friday, yelling "Let's go!" as he walked off the mound.

Manny Machado homered and had three RBI in defeat. "We got possibilities, a lot of possibilities for tomorrow, so good stuff". A 3.66 second-half ERA was the fourth-best in the National League. That in essence means it's now a best-of-five series, and the first three games of the reset take place in Dodger Stadium, starting with Game 3 on Monday night. Jeremy Jeffress came back out for the Brewers to begin the eighth and saw leadoff hitter Chris Taylor reach with an infield single. All three relievers are capable of closing. That's all it is. The strategy at the plate doesn't change, either, just because Milwaukee's relievers are so good.

"Jhoulys is capable of going deep into the game, and that's ideal", Counsell said.

Then Miley, who'd hit a double off Ryu in his first at-bat in the third inning, battled his counterpart for nine pitches before lining a single up the middle.

Chasing the starter will require building an early lead that might require the Brewers to dip into his bullpen earlier or more often than planned. "They're going to be like this for the rest of the postseason".

Pressure in the NLCS? Should the Dodgers win, they will have home field advantage for the remainder of the series and head back to LA all tied up.

"We want to finish off what we didn't finish off past year. But without those guys, we wouldn't be in this position".

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Outfielder Christian Yelich, making his postseason debut, hit.250 with a homer and two RBIs with two steals in the NLDS.

The Dodgers did some damage against the Brewers' bullpen.

LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .276 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by 30 runs.

Given that the victor of this game takes a 2-1 lead in the series, it's obviously a vital one.

The Brewers had beaten him with high pitches across Games 1 and 2, one after another after another, but Jeffress did not take the same approach.

It was the shortest postseason start of Kershaw's career.

One of the toughest left-handers in baseball, Kershaw (9-5, 2.73) hasn't been quite as good in his career in the NLCS.

The power and run production are big reasons the Dodgers acquired Machado from the Baltimore Orioles prior to the trade deadline.

So to hear he hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a playoff game should not come as much of a surprise. "And the relay, it's a play that I know that Yasmani will say he should have made". Don't get me wrong, the bullpen is fantastic, but not untouchable.

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