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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 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.

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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Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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