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Dodgers Go For Road Sweep In Milwaukee

The Dodgers find themselves in rare territory today, going for a road sweep after winning the first two games in Milwaukee. The Dodgers, who are 26-35 away from Dodger Stadium this season, have had four previous road sweep opportunities this season:

Carlos Monasterios gets the start today for the Dodgers, making his 10th start of the season, joining John Ely as the second rookie to get 10 starts for the club this year. Since returning from the disabled list on July 10, Monasterios has six walks and 19 strikeouts in 25 2/3 innings, a vast improvement over his 16 walks and 21 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings before landing on the DL.

The Brewers counter with their best starter, Yovanni Gallardo. Gallardo is 11-5 with a 3.28 ERA, 2.99 FIP, and 3.49 xFIP this season. However, he has allowed 14 runs and 30 baserunners in just 16 1/3 innings in his last three starts. In fact, Gallardo has allowed four or more runs in six of his last eight starts.

Andre Ethier is hitting .317/.380/.524 this month, and hit his 20th home run of the season last night. Ethier became just the 10th LA Dodger to have three straight 20-homer seasons:

LA Dodgers With 3 Straight 20-HR Seasons
Player Years Seasons
Ron Cey 6 1975-1980
Eric Karros 6 1995-2000
Mike Piazza 5 1993-1997
Steve Garvey 4 1977-1980
Frank Howard 3 1962-1964
Raul Mondesi 3 1995-1997
Gary Sheffield 3 1999-2001
Shawn Green 3 2000-2002
Adrian Beltre 3 2002-2004
Andre Ethier 3 2008-2010


After yesterday's game, the career OPS of Manny Ramirez is .999951 in 9,668 PA.


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Game Time: 11:10 a.m.

TV: Prime Ticket

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