Dodgers vs Brewers: Lineups, Pregame Matchups, and More for August 16
The Dodgers have only lost back-to-back games once since June 28, and they avoided adding a second time by taking the first game in Milwaukee yesterday. The odds are a little worse for them today, as they send inconsistent rookie Ryan Pepiot to the mound against Brewers co-ace Brandon Woodruff.
Pepiot, unsurprisingly, has never faced any current members of the Brewers roster. Woodruff, on the other hand, has faced many of the Dodgers, although Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner lead the team with nine plate appearances each against the big righty. Freeman is 3-for-9 with a homer (1.000 OPS), while Turner is 2-for-9 with just two singles. Cody Bellinger is 2-for-4 with two singles and two strikeouts, and Mookie Betts is 2-for-2 with a homer and a hit-by-pitch.
The #Dodgers send @ryanpepiot2 to the mound for Game 2 in Milwaukee tonight at 5:10 PM on SNLA. #AlwaysLA pic.twitter.com/JBEcFiDLcO
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) August 16, 2022
The Pepiot vs. Woodruff matchup is a mismatch on paper, but the Dodgers lineup is significantly better than Milwaukee’s. Whether that is enough to level the playing field remains to be seen.
Joey Gallo gets a start against Woodruff today. Cody Bellinger gets the day off.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup at Brewers: pic.twitter.com/Cis2rKIk2t
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 16, 2022
Today’s game will mark the 115th game of the season for LA. They are currently 80-34, on pace for nearly 114 wins. First pitch is scheduled for 5:10 PM PT.
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