Brewers vs. Dodgers NLCS: Hader unavailable for Game 2, but all hands on deck otherwise for Counsell

MILWAUKEE — The Brewers ended up needing to nearly empty the tank in Game 1 after it looked like manager Craig Counsell was going to be able to avoid using Jeremy Jeffress and Corey Knebel

Still, other than not having Hader available for Game 2, Counsell will have almost everyone armed and ready. 

“Well, you won’t see Josh tomorrow, for sure,” Counsell said afterward. “I mean, he’s got two days off and then he’ll be good to go. You know, everybody else we’re good with. We’re in good shape tomorrow. Corbin Burnes did not pitch today and was not up. So we’re in good shape. We got possibilities, a lot of possibilities for tomorrow, so good stuff.” 

Someone then asked Counsell about Jhoulys Chacin, who seemingly would be used to start Game 3. 

“Yeah. Jhoulys is — everybody’s a possibility that’s available. That’s what I’d say.”


So here’s how everything lines up. 

  • Wade Miley gets the start, and with the Dodgers likely not starting Max Muncy and having some lesser platoon options in there, it’s possible the lefty gets through four or five. 
  • As Counsell noted, Corbin Burnes didn’t pitch in Game 1, so he’ll be rested enough to go multiple innings. 
  • Jeffress only threw 11 pitches, but he’s been shaky in the playoffs after having a regular season that

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