Dodgers: Lineup revealed for Game 1 of Wild Card series vs Brewers

Thomas Carannante
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants on MLB Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 23: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants on MLB Opening Day at Dodger Stadium on July 23, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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The Dodgers are ready to take on the Brewers on Wednesday night.

In case the hype video wasn’t enough to get you thrilled for Los Angeles Dodgers baseball, perhaps a juicy lineup a couple hours until game time will do the trick.

LA released its lineup for Game 1 of the Wild Card series against the Milwaukee Brewers and it’ll be business as usual for the NL West champs, who finished the 2020 regular season with a 43-17 record compared to the Brewers’ weak 29-31 mark.

Best of luck to Brent Suter, who will have to start the game against these guys.

Oh, and Walker Buehler‘s on the mound too. Though he didn’t have a great regular season, he has a chance to get back on track and into playoff mode against a struggling Brewers side, which ranked 26th in batting average (.223), 26th in runs scored (247) and 24th in OPS (.702) during the 60-game slate.

That should help Buehler in a big way, because the right-hander has yet to pitch deeper than six innings into any game in 2020. In fact, four of his eight starts this year were under five innings in length.

But the the Dodgers offense is among the best in the league and will be tasked with propping up the right-hander, who is dealing with blister issues, which landed him on the injured list twice this season. That’s contributed to his shortened outings and uncharacteristic campaign.

As for Suter, the lefty has made only four starts this year (his other 12 appearances were in relief) and he’s got a 3.13 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. His 38 strikeouts in 31.2 innings prove that he’s no slouch, but LA needs to take care of business against a non-ace (and non-starter?) in Game 1 at home.

The Dodgers will start the journey to advance to their eighth straight NLDS and it looks like everything is falling into place for them.

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