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Brewers vs. Dodgers National League Championship Series Game 4

Tuesday, October 16 at 9:09 PM ET

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The Los Angeles Dodgers look to even the National League Championship Series when they host the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 4 on Tuesday. The Brewers won Game 3 4-0 thanks to Jhoulys Chacin combining with four relievers on a five-hitter. Orlando Arcia hit a two-run home run in the win.

 

Gonzalez gets another chance
Gio Gonzalez (10-11, 4.21 ERA, 1.44 WHIP) started Game 1 of the NLCS for the Brewers and Manny Machado hit a solo home run against him in just two innings. This could be another short start for Gonzalez, with the relievers expected to get to work early. Brandon Woodruff figures to be one of the first players to replace Gonzalez after not pitching since Friday. Gonzalez is 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP in four career starts at Dodger Stadium.

 

Hill makes second postseason appearance
Rich Hill (11-5, 3.66 ERA, 1.12 WHIP) allowed two earned runs on four hits and five walks with three strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings of relief in Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the Braves. This will be Hill's first postseason start this year, he went 5-4 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 12 home games (11 starts) but he was 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP in two starts against the Brewers this season.

 

MLB Trends:

The Over is:

30-12 in Milwaukee's last 42 road games against a left-handed starter

4-1 in Gonzalez's last five starts overall

5-1 in Hill's last six home starts

19-7-1 in Hill's last 27 starts overall

5-1 in Hunter Wendelstedt's last six games behind home plate against Los Angeles

The Dodgers ranked third in the National League with 67 home runs against left-handers, so they obviously can put up runs against southpaws and Machado already hit a home run against Gonzalez in Game 1. Gonzalez could have another short outing like in Game 1 and the Brewers can get to Rich Hill, as their current roster hits a combined .293 against him, he wasn't dominant at Dodger Stadium this season and he struggled in his only appearance in this postseason.

MLB Pick: 1st 5 Over 4 (+100) at Jazz Sports

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