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This seems repetitive, doesn’t it? If it seems like you just saw this post, it’s probably because you did. After playing the Brewers for three games in Los Angeles last weekend, the Dodgers travel to Milwaukee this weekend where they’ll square off with the Brewers for a four-game series.

Thursday: Julio Urias (0-1, 5.27 ERA) vs. Zach Davies (2-0, 1.53 ERA)

Urias is coming off his worst start of the season. In his last start facing the Brewers, he allowed six runs to score in only five innings of work. That was largely due to the long ball, as he gave up two homers. Urias appeared in three games in Milwaukee last postseason, allowing one run and striking out two in 2 13 innings. With Rich Hill likely returning to the starting rotation soon, this could be the last start for Urias until later this season.

Zach Davies has been the best starter for Milwaukee this season. His 1.53 ERA is the second best ERA on the entire team, and he is coming off his best start of the year. Against the Dodgers in his last go-around, he went seven innings, allowing only one run and striking out six.

Friday: Ross Stripling (1-1, 2.92 ERA) vs. Jhoulys Chacín (2-2, 6.52 ERA)

Ross Stripling is coming off one of the best starts of his career, and a start that seemed to have get the Dodgers’ starting pitching rolling. He went eight innings, allowing one run on only four hits. It was the deepest a Dodger had gone in a start in 2019. Stripling, who wasn’t supposed to be in the rotation to begin the year, has been LA’s most consistent starter so far.

With Stripling coming off his best start of the season, Jhoulys Chacin is coming off his worst start of the year. In his last outing versus LA, he allowed six runs on six hits in only 2 13 innings. The Dodgers drew three walks, and he also allowed a home run. It was the first time in 17 straight starts Chacin allowed more than three runs in a game.

Saturday: Clayton Kershaw (0-0, 2.57 ERA) vs. TBD

We finally got to see Clayton Kershaw pitch this past week, and things couldn’t have gone better. Aside from his first inning in which he allowed a home run to former Dodger Yasiel Puig, Kershaw looked really comfortable out on the mound. He went seven innings, striking out six and allowing zero walks. Over his final six innings he didn’t allow a run.

The Brewers have yet to name a starter for Saturday’s contest.

Sunday: Kenta Maeda (3-1, 3.80 ERA) vs. Brandon Woodruff (2-1, 5.23 ERA)

Much like the previous guys mentioned, Kenta Maeda is coming off his best start of the season versus the Reds. He was one out away from going seven full innings. For the game, he struck out five, and allowed only one run.

It’s been an up-and-down season so far for Brandon Woodruff. He’s had two starts allowing only two runs, and two starts allowing four runs. The one consistent with him has been his strikeout numbers, as he has 26 strikeouts in 20 23 innings.

Schedule:

Thursday: 5:10 pm PT (SportsNet LA, KTLA)

Friday: 5:10 pm PT (SportsNet LA)

Saturday: 4:10 pm PT (SportsNet LA, FS1)

Sunday: 11:10 am PT (SportsNet LA, MLB Network (out of market only))