POSTSEASON Dodgers vs Brewers (WC series)

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by doyerfan, Sep 28, 2020.

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Which postseason slumping Dodger has a good series

Poll closed Sep 30, 2020.
  1. Bellinger

    12.5%
  2. Seager

    62.5%
  3. Jansen

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    0.0%
  4. Kershaw

    25.0%
  1. doyerfan

    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Position by position breakdown:
    https://www.mlb.com/news/2020-nl-wild-card-brewers-dodgers-position-breakdown

    Dodgers vs. Brewers “FAQ”:
    https://www.mlb.com/news/dodgers-vs-brewers-nl-wild-card-2020-game-1-faq

    Full playoff previews/predictions:
    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id...eview-everything-need-know-16-team-postseason

    https://t.co/7gVLD269pZ

    https://www.si.com/mlb/2020/09/28/world-series-predictions-baseball-playoffs


    I’ll continue to update this post and thread with more pre-series reading as I find it, as well as any roster news.
     
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  2. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    Corbin Burnes was having a good year for the Brewers, but he is on the IL and will be out this series, leaving them with 3 really good pitchers in Woodruff, Devin Williams, and Hader; and a lefty in Suter who could be a potential matchup problem. (am I forgetting anyone else that we should be worried about?)
    • For Game 1 I think they will lean heavily on Brent Suter, their soft-tossing lefty. I hesitate to say he will be "the starter", because I could see them putting in Houser to pitch an inning or two before going to Suter for the bulk of the game and then turning to Williams and Hader for the last 3 innings.
    • Woodruff is pretty much a lock to start Game 2, he's the one strong starter they can count on.
    • Game 3, if necessary, would be all hands on deck for both teams. For the Brewers it probably means more Houser some Brett Anderson and as much Williams and Hader as they can get.
    I think the Brewers will try to play up our "struggles" against lefties, but I'm hoping that was more of an anomaly this year as our lineup on paper shouldn't struggle against lefties. The biggest worry is that Williams and Hader make up a very good backend to their bullpen, and with no fucks to give the Brewers could lean on them A LOT.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    have a feeling pollock, taylor and turner will do well this series against their lefties
     
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    doyerfan MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    If they do try to exploit our lefty weakness, I do think this year it’s easier than previous years because the only player that we’d start against lefties but not righties is Enrique and only player who maybe starts against righties but you don’t want against lefties is Joc (maybe Edwin?). Everyone else starts against both. Although I wonder how they feel about Muncy versus lefties right now, I don’t think they have a good enough righty to offset it

    I could see them starting Enrique since you want him against all their lefties, including Hader, and the defense is much better with him at 2B, Taylor in LF, and Pollock at DH

    or maybe they roll the dice with Rios and insert Enrique into a specific at bat
     
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    The one positive is that we aren't setup for Doc to pull a "line change" like he did two years ago against the Brewers. Outside of the Woodruff start in Game 2, I would put zero stock in trying to match up with their starting pitcher, just go R-L-R-L-R-L.
     
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    It's really just Suter and Hader, but that's more than most teams out there and the Brewers are a team that would try extra hard to get those guys in as much as possible. Oh, and Brett Anderson... if you are into that.
     
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    brewers saying he’s day-to-day
    dodged a bullet there:whew:
     
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    So last year's postseason ended with me beyond disgusted with Seager and Pollock. Hopefully both will exorcise whatever demons they have from that series. It's great that Pollock is on a hot streak - would love to see that carry over. Surprising to calculate that his HR total projects to 43. Seager has had an MVP caliber season, yet was 0 for this last series. Need him to reset and get his hot bat back. Belinger and Muncy had terrible seasons but have shown some signs of life - is it for real? Time will tell. Hopefully JT is healthy enough to play every game, and we need CT in the lineup as much as possible. Smith is a definite advantage for us at the catcher position, and I have renewed faith in Barnes for when he catches. Mookie is Mookie and hopefully his professionalism and playoff experience will prove valuable as a calming presence in the dugout, especially since this team is prone to slump during money time. Rios is someone who can get the big hit when we need it. Kike and Joc - well, let's just say the less they play, the better as far as I'm concerned. Joc did get a couple hits this past week which gives me a glimmer of hope that he can find that postseason success again, but after the season he's had, there's no room for experimenting.
     
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    My game 1 lineup would be:
    Mookie, Seager, Turner (DH), Muncy (1B), Smith, Cody (CF), Taylor (2B), Edwin (3B), Pollock (LF)

    You DH Turner so you can rest his legs a bit when you need his bat all 3 games. I think a 7-9 of Taylor/Edwin/Pollock is the best against whatever the Brewers throw out there. If they wanna try and put a lefty, Taylor/Pollock will crush them and Edwin can handle it. I like Edwin’s power down in the order to kill a mistake. I think Joc struggles against lefties too much, and Enrique too much against righties, to feel good about starting them in essentially a bullpen game

    the worst part of that lineup is the defense with Muncy/Rios at the corners but with Buehler’s fly ball and K’s, it’s not as important. And then you can put in Enrique for defense late in game or to face Hader or even Joc against a tough righty reliever for Pollock
     
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    Kershaw takes a lot of heat for his postseason foibles, but Bellinger and Seager have been horrible in the post. Betts' numbers are no great shakes, either. I was hoping he would be the one to get them over the top. I have faith that he can.
     
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    Pretty terrifying that we face back to back starters with 0.00 ERAs. Can't catch a fucking break.
     
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    fsudog21 DSP Legend

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    True, but their lineup is hitting a cumulative .000
     
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    Just put a ton of money on Milwaukee +280. Let’s get it!
     
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    :vrp:
     
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    About time put postseason numbers like these in the past.

    Bellinger: .178/.234/.326
    Seager: .203/.275/.331
    Pollock: .111/.200/.333
    Betts: .227/.313/.341
     
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    Kill me now
     
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    Help out a brutha who ain't been paying attention ....

    Is Hader still hot shit or was this an off year for him?
     
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    He only gave up 8 hits in 21 outings and walked 10. His FIP and ERA say he's regressing, but digging in you see that he was hurt by two HORRIFIC outings. He's not walked a batter in 11 outings and didn't give up a hit this season until his 13th appearance. Half his hits and ER came in an outing against the Cubs (1IP, 4 ER, 4 H) and half is BB's came in a game against the Pirates (.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 BB). I'd say he's still really good.
     
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    Thanks. Damn ... you're encyclopedic.
     
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    My expectations are at an all time low
     

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