Postgame: Brewers 6, Dodgers 3

The Brewers beat the Dodgers 6-3 tonight at Miller Park. For a full recap and boxscore click here.


Dodger starter Jeff Weaver went just 3 1/3 innings in what Joe Torre called his worst outing of the year. Still, Weaver was only charged with two earned runs due to a throwing error by Rafael Furcal in the first.

Although he struck out seven in five innings, Brewers starter Mike Burns definitely wasn’t fooling the Dodgers. Still, he got the job done and three Milwaukee relievers combined to toss four scoreless innings.

No one really shined offensively for the Dodgers, as no player had more than one hit. Only Russell Martin and Orlando Hudson were held hitless.

All three LA runs came in the fifth on back-to-back jacks by Rafael Furcal and Andre Ethier.


Scott Elbert — fresh off a call-up from Albuquerque (with Blake DeWitt being sent down — pitched wonderfully, going 2 2/3 hitless while allowing only one walk.

Jonathan Broxton’s going to miss the All-Star Game with a toe injury.

The Dodgers couldn’t get to Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman this time, as the 41-year-old saved his 20th in 1-2-3 fashion after blowing a save last night.


The Dodgers attempt to win the series in Milwaukee, sending out lefthander Clayton Kershaw (6-5, 3.27) to face Brewers ace Yovani Gallardo (8-6, 2.95) in an 11:05 AM PST start.

Through five, Dodgers up 5-2

Jeff has been the better brother thus far, holding the Angels to only two runs in five innings. He hasn’t walked any and has scattered five hits.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers have really tagged Jered, scoring two runs in the third inning and three in the fifth.

Russell Martin hit his first regular or post-season home run since Game 1 of the 2008 NLDS, and the Dodgers scrapped together two more runs before Andre Ethier delivered the big blow with a two-RBI triple.

6/20: Dodgers at Angels (Weaver at Weaver)

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, as the Dodgers’ Jeff Weaver and the Angels’ Jered Weaver will face off in Anaheim in one hour’s time. Jered has been dominant so far this season, recording a 2.08 ERA and 7-2 record in 90 2/3 innings pitched; Jeff has done the job in ten appearances (and three starts) for the Dodgers this season after joining the club in late April.

Joe Torre has switched up the lineup a bit, batting streaking center fielder Matt Kemp ninth and struggling catcher Russell Martin eighth. Kemp has a .333 average in June; Martin has hit .125 this month.

Mike Scioscia is using nearly the same lineup as last night, switching in only Jeff Mathis at catcher for Mike Napoli and leaving the order intact.

The Dodgers have dropped 17 of their last 21 contests at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Pierre, LF
Furcal, SS
Hudson, 2B
Loney, 1B
Blake, 3B
Ethier, RF
Loretta, DH
Martin, C
Kemp, CF

Figgins, 3B
Abreu, RF
Hunter, CF
Guerrerro, DH
Rivera, LF
Morales, 1B
Izturis, 2B
Mathis, C
Aybar, SS