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Milwaukee Brewers (61-52) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (79-34)
Monday, August 15, 2022 at 8:10 pm
My selection is on Los Angeles over Milwaukee at 8:10 pm et on Monday.
The Dodgers saw their long winning streak come to an end with a 3-0 blanking in Kansas City yesterday (we won with the first five innings 'under'). I look for them to get right back on track with a red hot Julio Urias taking the ball on Monday.
You would have to go back 11 starts to find the last time the Dodgers dropped a game with Urias starting. They're also 5-1 in his six career outings against the Brewers. Milwaukee checks in just 17-18, averaging 3.7 runs per game against left-handed starting pitching this season. Of course, Urias has been terrific again this year, posting a 3.49 FIP and 0.97 WHIP. While his counterpart on Monday, Freddy Peralta of the Brewers, does own a superior FIP (2.40), he has given up 0.4 more hits, 1.1 more walks and 1.36 more runs per nine innings compared to Urias. Home runs allowed have been the issue for Urias this season but he hasn't allowed a single long ball over his last four starts.
The Dodgers bullpen behind Urias has been rock solid away from home this season, recording a collective 2.70 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while converting 12 saves and blowing only two (entering yesterday's action). Take Los Angeles (8*).