Dodgers at Brewers, 5:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
The Dodgers will trot out their brand-new pitcher Roberto Hernandez, who’s been pretty good lately: he’s won his past three decisions, pitching at least seven innings in three of his past five starts. He admits to butterflies:
“It’s the first time that I’ve been traded,” Hernandez said through a translator. “Obviously it’s a nice feeling going to a team that has a chance. I’m really nervous right now. I wasn’t expecting this. I’m excited, but at the same time, I’m nervous.”
The Brewers counter with Kyle Lohse, who lasted only four innings Saturday against the Cardinals, giving up nine runs. Overall he’s 11-6 with a 3.40 ERA.
It may be a surprise, but this is a series between two first-place teams. The Dodgers lead the Giants by 3 1/2 games in the NL West, as you know, but the Brewers lead the Cardinals by a game in the NL Central.
Update: SI has a discussion of the Dodgers’ rotation with the loss of Beckett and Maholm as well as Haren’s recent troubles and the loss to the DL of Chris Perez and Paco Rodriguez.
Lineup when available.
Tonight’s #Dodgers lineup in Milwaukee Dee 2B Puig CF Adrian 1B Hanley SS Kemp RF Crawford LF Uribe 3B Butera C Hernandez RHP
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 8, 2014
I am amused that our second baseman’s name is now Dee rather than Gordon.