As Phil Gurnee noted on Thursday, "[The Dodgers] miss the Brewers best pitcher Yovanni Gallardo. They get to face a brand new pitcher who has one start to his belt, a sophomore who probably should still be in AAA, and possibly a dislocated pinky Kyle Lohse."
Friday, 7:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Josh Beckett has put up one great start and three so-so to bad outings, but the Dodgers have lost them all thanks in part to seven total runs scored for support of Beckett. The two home runs allowed in every start by Beckett outside of Arizona haven't helped either. Hiram Burgos, a 25-year-old rookie out of Puerto Rico, makes his second big league start for Milwaukee in the series opener. Burgos, who struck out 20.6% of hitters faced in his minor league career, struck out one in five innings in his major league debut on Sunday against the Cubs.
Saturday, 6:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Stephen Fife makes his second start in place of Chad Billingsley, hoping his outing is less like the three-run first inning in Baltimore and more like the rest of the game when he allowed just one more run. Second-year pitcher Wily Peralta has two quality starts and two bad ones, and 11 walks to go with his 13 strikeouts in 22⅔ innings.
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. (Prime Ticket)
Clayton Kershaw gets the call in the series finale, looking for his first win in four starts and hoping to reverse a trend that has seen hum issue 10 unintentional walks in his last three outings. Kyle Lohse suffered a nasty injury to his left, non-throwing pinkie on Monday in San Diego, but is still penciled in for the finale. Lohse has 12 consecutive starts dating back to last season with two or fewer walks, with 59 strikeouts and eight walks during that span, in 74 innings.