The Los Angeles Dodgers have dropped the first two of the three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers and look to salvage the series with a win on Sunday. After their two All-Stars came up short, the Dodgers now turn to a pitcher who almost lost his job earlier this season.
Taking the mound for the Dodgers is Dan Haren. The 33 year old has put together a 10-9 record with a 4.50 ERA in 24 starts. The Monterey Park native looks to earn his third straight win.
Haren has started against the Brewers three times in his career, and surprisingly has had continual success going 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA. In 21.1 innings pitched, the 11-year veteran has allowed 13 hits, two earned runs, and six walks to go with 25 strikeouts.
Haren is potentially int he process of turning his season around and has provided the Dodgers with two quality starts after losing five consecutive games.
The Brewers hand the ball to Wily Peralta, a 25-year-old right-handed pitcher. The Dominican Republic native has had a strong 2014 campaign with his 14-7 record and 3.46 ERA. Peralta is in his second full season in the Majors and has faced the Dodgers twice.
In two starts, both of which came in 2013, he is 1-1 with an 8.22 ERA. In 7.2 innings pitched, Peralta has given up 13 hits, seven earned runs and three walks.
Drew Butera gets the start at catcher over A.J. Ellis and Darwin Barney gives Miguel Rojas a day off at shortstop. The Dodgers enter today’s game 15 games above .500 and have a 4.5-game lead on the San Francisco Giants.
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