As it would turn out, it took the Dodgers the minimum of two games to handle the Brewers in the wild card round of the 2020 MLB playoffs.
The Dodgers did what they needed to do against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night, scoring more runs than them to win the first game of the Wild Card round. But it wasn’t without some issues.
Powered by a dramatic Cody Bellinger home run in the top of the ninth inning, the Dodgers defeated the Brewers 6-5 in Milwaukee on Easter Sunday, taking three of four of the roadtrip’s first leg.
While the feelings of the Dodgers are certainly good as they embark on a road trip to the Midwest, the club will have the challenge of tackling the Brewers again, the same squad who stole two of three contests from Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium just last weekend.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for the Dodgers on their first road trip of the season. Los Angeles swept the Rockies in Denver and then all momentum sputtered and died in St Louis.
Powered behind a four-run first inning, the Brewers took care of business on Friday evening, defeating the Dodgers, 7-2, while forcing a decisive Game 7 on Saturday evening at Miller Park.
Somehow, the Dodgers find themselves one win away from a return to the World Series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won a crucial Game 5 in their last home game of this NLCS, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Three innings after making perhaps the most spectacular defensive play of the entire playoffs, Cody Bellinger delivered a single that plated Manny Machado, sealing a 2-1 victory for the Dodgers and tying the NLCS at two games apiece.