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Gamethread: Dodgers at Brewers, NLDS Game 6

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League Championship Series - Milwaukee Brewers v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Five
Psych! It’s déjà vu all over again as Wade Miley takes the mound tonight.
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I’m torn about this series. On the one hand, I like the Milwaukee Brewers a little. They fill out the underdog role well, having won only one pennant and zero World Series in their history. Their winningest manager, Phil Garner, had a .477 winning percentage, which pretty much defines mediocre, and it only was that high because his first team finished 22 games over .500. They sent the Cubs packing this year. Christian Yelich is a nice Face of the Franchise. There’s a lot to like.

On the other hand, I worry that if the Brewers win the World Series, MLB will turn into a mass of zombie Craig Counsell clones, mindlessly changing pitchers every inning.

Wade Miley is the starter tonight as the latest bauble in Counsell’s bag of tricks, having been used as a decoy to foil the Los Angeles Dodgers line-up in Game 5.

That didn’t so much work, so the Dodgers take a 3-2 lead into tonight’s game. My money’s on the home crowd pushing a Game 7.

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