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26/01/2019 03:52
MILWAUKEE (AP) — , take two.And this time, the Milwaukee Brewers left-hander figures to seeing more than one batter in his next start in the NL Championship Series.It comes on Friday night when Miley will try to help the Brewers stave off elimination, down 3-2 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.Miley goes back to the hill two days after being lifted after facing leadoff hitter Cody Bellinger in Game 5 in a designed move by manager Craig Counsell. The Dodgers are going with left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu in a rematch of the Game 2 starters.“I think I’ll be fine. Just got to go out and make pitches,” Miley said at Dodger Stadium after the Brewers fell 5-2 Wednesday.The last pitcher to start back-to-back games in the same postseason series was George Earnshaw of the Philadelphia Athletics in the 1930 World Series, according to STATS. Earnshaw tossed seven shutout innings in Game 5 before pitching a complete game two days later, allowing one run in a win that took the series.Can you top that, Wade?“I started the end of an All-Star break and the other side of it,” Miley said.Not quite the same. Miley got the last start against the Dodgers, and was pulled after a five-pitch walk.Reliever Brandon Woodruff did the bulk of the Brewers’ initial “out-getting” after coming in to face the second batter, Justin Turner. Woodruff allowed three runs, two earned, along with five hits and a walk while fanning eight in taking the loss after going 5 1/3 innings.Counsell explained that the unconventional move was an effort to get the best matchups. The Dodgers led off with lefty-hitting Bellinger before going with three straight right-handers in the lineup. They had one other lefty in the starting lineup, power hitter Max Muncy.Results were mixed. Los Angeles was held scoreless until the fourth, then broke through with five runs over the next three innings to move within one win of a return trip to the World Series.This was the latest extension of the Brewers’ pitching-by-committee strategy in the postseason. Milwaukee is playing to one of its strengths, which is a deep Ryan Zimmerman Jersey , hard-throwing bullpen. More teams around the league picked up on the maneuver after the Tampa Bay Rays started using bullpen days to get through some games this season.When asked, Counsell said that he didn’t think that lifting Miley after one batter broke down baseball norms or trust between opposing manager. He pointed to teams using pinch-hitters to replace a starter after just one at-bat, similar to what Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has done with the right-handed hitting David Freese and Muncy at first base.“We’re using our roster, we’re using our full roster, I think that’s what all teams are doing in the playoffs,” Counsell said Thursday, a day off as the series shifts back to Miller Park.In Houston, Astros manager AJ Hinch said such pitching strategies are “fair game” now.“Craig has been doing it since Sept. 1. (Tampa manager) Kevin Cash has been doing it since May,” Hinch said before Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.Hinch noted that the Brewers used reliever Dan Jennings to start a game against the Cardinals on Sept. 24 before pulling Jennings after retiring the first batter.“You can’t be caught off guard with that stuff. (The Dodgers) weren’t caught off guard,” Hinch said.“You’re allowed to play all your players whenever you want to. So I think it’s ludicrous to think that it’s … an ethical issue when you’re playing your players how you want,” Hinch added.For the 31-year-old Miley, the back-to-back starts are another highlight in a turnaround season with Milwaukee. Miley was 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA over 80-plus innings in 16 regular-season starts after joining the club on a minor league contract in spring training.He hasn’t given up a run in 10 1/3 innings this postseason. If it were up to him, Miley would stay in as long as possible.“Craig’s the manager, he makes the final decision,” Miley said this week , “but at the same time, you want to make it as tough on them as possible. We try to go out there and do the best we can.” OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hadn’t hit a home run in three days, an eternity for the Athletics slugger considering the roll he’s been on since the All-Star break.Matt Chapman’s drought was a little longer but not by much.The two went deep over a three-pitch span in the third inning, providing the offense in Oakland’s 2-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night.“He is a freak,” Chapman said of Davis. “People haven’t even seen what he’s fully capable of. He’s starting to hit for higher average. He’s come into his own. He’s just right in his prime years.”Davis’ home run was his 30th and ninth since the All-Star break. He became the first A’s player with 30 or more in three consecutive seasons since Miguel Tejada did it from 2000-02.“There’s certain years that it’s tougher than others to hit home runs here, especially at night, and it doesn’t seem to affect him at all,” manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s the perfect guy for this ballpark and this team.”Edwin Jackson pitched into the seventh inning, allowing an unearned run on five hits. Jackson struck out three and walked one to win back-to-back starts for the first time this season.Marcus Semien added two hits while rookie center fielder Ramon Laureano, who had the winning single in the 13th inning Friday, made a pair of defensive gems after being a late addition to Oakland’s lineup.Jeimer Candelario had two hits and drove in the Tigers’ only run in the first.The A’s had six hits and stranded five runners in scoring position but remained unbeaten against the Tigers.They also improved to 11-4 since the All-Star break, the best mark in the majors.“It’s a good streak we’ve got going,” Davis said. “We’re just looking to do the small things right, play the game the right way and things are clicking and good things are happening. We just have keep riding this wave out.”Chapman hit his 14th leading off Bryce Harper Jersey , extending his on-base streak to a career-best 20 games. Two batters later, Davis added another milestone home run.Both home runs came off starter Jordan Zimmermann (4-4).“Usually solo homers don’t hurt you,” Zimmermann said. “Unfortunately I gave up two in one inning so it’s like a two-run homer. I’ve just got to keep the ball in the yard.”Jackson (3-2) and two relievers made it hold up.Jackson, who earned his 100th career victory in his last start, got a pair of double plays to get out of jams in the second and third. He also got help from Laureano, who a night earlier won the game with his first major league hit.Laureano missed a diving catch in the fifth but threw out Mike Gerber, who overslid second base, then made a sliding catch on Candelario’s sinking liner in the seventh.Lou Trivino retired five batters and Blake Treinen pitched the ninth for his 28th save.“It’s the games like this that are going to make or break a season for a team,” Jackson said. “It’s not necessarily the blowouts. It’s how many one-run games can you win.”Zimmermann allowed six hits in 6 1/3 innings. He is winless in his last four starts.ETC.Tigers starters had gone 19 consecutive scoreless innings before Zimmerann allowed Chapman’s home run. … Oakland has won 11 straight against Detroit, tying the franchise’s longest streak over the Tigers set in 1902.TRAINER’S ROOMAthletics: Laureano started in place of Mark Canha, who was scratched because of an illness.UP NEXTTigers LHP Francisco Liriano (3-5, 4.41 ERA) makes his first start since July 23 in the series finale Sunday afternoon. Liriano last pitched Sunday when he threw two scoreless innings of relief against Kansas City. RHP Trevor Cahill (3-2, 3.39) pitches for Oakland and has two wins in four starts since coming off the disabled list.
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