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NLCS Podcast: Recapping the first 2 games

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League Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Milwaukee Brewers - Game Two Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

This week on the podcast we phoned it in. Literally. Travel schedules disrupted our normal recording procedure but we made it work with a call, recapping the unexpected outcomes of the first two games of the NLCS in Milwaukee.

There was Clayton Kershaw allowing a home run to a pitcher, a left-handed one at that, and the Brewers bullpen morphing from the Brewers’ greatest strength to their weakness in the first two games of the series. Also, Alex Wood allowed no home runs to lefties during the regular season but has done so twice in the postseason.

Justin Turner delivered both the unexpected and the expected, the former with the first four-strikeout game of his career in Game 1. He followed it with a two-run shot to win Game 2 for the Dodgers, on a day Frank Thomas on the Fox pregame show thought Turner should have been benched.

That makes the NLCS 1-1 heading back to Dodger Stadium for three games. Should this series end in Los Angeles, our next podcast will likely be during the weekend or maybe next week. Otherwise, we’re likely back at it with another episode by Friday.

If you have any questions for future podcasts, please send them to, or tweet us at @ericstephen or @jacobburch.

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