LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers had won 13 straight Saturday games until tonight when they were shutout 3-0 by the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The sold out crowd of 52,345 never really had a chance to get excited because Zach Davies continued his good work against the Dodgers in 2017.
Davies had beaten the Dodgers back in June at Milwaukee by the same 3-0 score. In that game he pitched six scoreless innings, gave up three hits and a walk. Davies struck out six that day.
This time, he was even better, he pitched seven scoreless innings, gave up three hits and struck out seven.
The Dodgers did not lose this game because of their pitching, their “bullpen game” went about as well as they could hope. Ross Stripling started and pitched three scoreless innings, Edward Paredes followed with another scoreless inning.
Josh Ravin was brought in to pitch the fifth inning, on Friday night, he struck out three in his one inning of work, this time he gave up a leadoff single to Manny Pina and on the next pitch, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer.
The Brewers tacked on a run in the eighth inning off Luis Avilan but that just seemed to be more of an afterthought as the Dodgers never really seemed to be in this game.
Corey Knebel came in and after Corey Seager singled, he got the final three outs to preserve the shutout win.
Yu Darvish makes his second start at Dodger Stadium as he will be activated from the disabled list tomorrow. The Dodgers will need to win to continue their unbeaten series streak to 23 series.
Darvish will go against Jimmy Nelson, who pitched one of the better games against the Dodgers this season. Nelson pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 11 Dodgers but got a no-decision in a game the Dodgers won in extra-innings. The game is scheduled to start at 1:10 p.m. PT.
Home runs: Orlando Arcia (13)
WP - Zach Davies (15-7): 7 IP, 3 hits, 7 strikeouts
LP - Josh Ravin (0-1): 1 IP, 2 hits, 2 runs, 2 strikeouts
Sv - Corey Knebel (28): 1 IP, 2 strikeouts