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Chacín vs. Buehler — Can the Brewers overcome the Dodgers in LA?

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The Brewers certainly brew their chance at a 2-0 as the series shifts to Los Angeles and now they might be in real trouble. The Dodgers have a bit of magic at home (except in the World Series) and while the Brewers did just fine on the road (45-37, including a 4-game split in LA at the end of July / beginning of August), there’s a very good chance they head back to Milwaukee needing to win two games. Heck, there’s a very good chance they don’t head back to Milwaukee at all.

Let’s hope this doesn’t happen. Let’s hope [checks notes] Jhoulys Chacín can keep the Brewers in the game as his teammates face off against Walker Buehler (lol).

Chacín looked sharp against the Rockies in his start in the NLDS (the first postseason game of his career), but that was against the Rockies, who can’t hit on the road. Buehler struck out 7 Atlantians in five innings but allowed five runs (including a home run). You could say the Brewers’ offense is close enough to the Braves to suggest that he’ll have a similar start, and that’s the most we have to hope for — winning game three isn’t everything, but it’s a good omen for the rest of the series.

Come on, Milwaukee... try not to trip over yourselves.