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0-2, 4th in NL Cent
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BBTN: David Schoenfield talks about the Yankees raking, the Rays' bullpen management and Theo Epstein signaling his time with the Cubs is nearly done. Plus, Hembo previews the NLDS

David Schoenfield joins Buster to discuss Theo Epstein signaling he’s in the twilight of his time with the Cubs, the Brewers cutting payroll, the Yankees raking through three playoff games, the Rays’ bullpen management, Deivi García starting for New York in game two, Houston’s bullpen bouncing back and Fernando Tatis Jr. vs. the Dodgers’ pitching (11:57). Later, Hembo drops by to talk about major offseason changes looming for the Cubs, Marlins-Braves, Padres-Dodgers and what kind of GM he’d like to see with the Phillies (28:17).

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15d

GM: Brewers may have to trim payroll next year

Brewers general manager David Stearns says the team might not be able to maintain its 2020 payroll due to financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

19d

Kershaw Ks 13 as Dodgers eliminate Brewers 3-0

Clayton Kershaw struck out 13 while delivering eight innings of three-hit ball, Mookie Betts snapped a scoreless tie with a two-out, two-run double in the fifth, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 to sweep their NL wild-card...

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win, 3-0, and advance to the five-game National League Division Series. They'll face the winner of Cardinals-Padres beginning Tuesday from Globe Life Field in Arlington.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

13 strikeouts for Clayton Kershaw — all on breaking balls — setting a new postseason career high. 8 scoreless innings — on 93 pitches — tying a postseason career high. He appears to be done.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

From ESPN Stats & Info: Clayton Kershaw has generated all 11 of his strikeouts on his breaking ball, the most by any pitcher in a postseason start since pitch tracking began in 2008.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the eighth inning having thrown only 80 pitches, and the Dodgers' relievers look bored. Kershaw has completed 8 innings only once in his postseason career, in Game 2 of the 2018 NLDS against the Braves. Tonight, he might go all the way.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Six scoreless innings for Clayton Kershaw. He has scattered only 3 hits, has not walked a single batter and has struck out 10. He has thrown only 72 pitches. He's averaging 92 mph on his fastball and has generated swings and misses on 14 of 35 sliders. In short: He has been very good.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts, facing Brandon Woodruff for the third time, laced a two-run double down the left-field line with two outs in the fifth. With Josh Hader warming and the LHH Corey Seager up, that was probably his last batter regardless.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Turner said recently that he believes this team is better at generating runs without the home run. The numbers didn't show it during the regular season, but they displayed that in the fifth, with three singles, the last one from Austin Barnes, pitting a run on the board.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hader began to warm up in the bullpen before the end of the fifth, a little earlier than I would have expected. He hasn't recorded more than 4 outs this season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff has struck out 8 Dodgers through the first four innings. Six of those have come on his fastball.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers had a .923 OPS against anything hard this season, 110 points higher than the league average. But Brandon Woodruff has struck out 4 of the 6 batters he has faced thus far.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Brewers manager Craig Counsell earlier this afternoon: "Josh is gonna pitch in tonight's game. I can tell you that." Ideally he would use only Brandon Woodruff and Josh Hader tonight.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Brewers will play Game 2 without Ryan Brain, who tweaked his back last night. Another tough blow for a team that was having a really hard time scoring runs.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Ryan Braun has a strain near the middle of his back, Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. He initially hurt himself in the regular-season finale and aggravated it today. "I don't know what tomorrow will bring," Counsell said. "You can call it day-to-day. I think everybody is at this point."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers win Game 1, 4-2, and can advance with Clayton Kershaw on the mound tomorrow night. Mookie Betts and Corey Seager stepped up, and Blake Treinen and Kenley Jansen provided the last six outs, but Julio Urias might have been the biggest reason they won this game.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

That might be it for Julio Urias. He gave the Dodgers three scoreless innings and can now hand it off to the back end of their bullpen. Precisely what they needed out of him, and it might set him up to pitch in Game 3 if they need it.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1611th
Quality Starts0Tied-21st
WHIP1.239th
BAA.2296th
Runs24726th
Batting Average.22326th
On Base Percentage.31321st
Slugging Percentage.38923rd