Joc Pederson has been in a playoff mainstay for the Dodgers since his first major league season in 2015. He’s been the architect of huge October moments. But in likely his last postseason with the club, his role will be diminished.
Injuries and a poor start by Brett Suter have the Brewers in a 1-0 hole against the Dodgers. Yet they like their chances with two fresh arms available.
Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell sounded like a guy who knows something the rest of us don’t. His team had just lost to the Dodgers 4-2 in a National League playoff opener Wednesday night, the Brewers doomed by a brutal start in which left-hander Brent Suter walked five batters — two with the bases loaded — and gave up three runs in 1 2/3 innings.