He went deep in Games 2 and 4 of the NLDS, with his three-run blast in Game 4 serving as the dagger.
Milwaukee Brewers' Brandon Woodruff (53) celebrates after hitting a home run during the third inning of Game 1 of the National League Championship Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, in Milwaukee.
"I think that that's something that to a man, I think our guys are taking it personal", manager Dave Roberts said of his relievers being overlooked.
The scoring began when Arcia homered to center field to give the Brewers a 1-0 lead.
Batting left-handed. Off lefty Clayton Kershaw. "When you put those two things together, we feel really good about our decision".
Before that swing, Jeffress had never allowed a home run off his splitter.
"It made it a lot easier knowing I was just another piece to this ballclub", Machado said. "I knew it was a homer, and it's cool to run around the bases and see all your teammates going insane, jumping up and down waiting for you". "We've talked about September 1 started our playoff run, and they've been very successful, giving us a chance to hold our team within striking distance, have given us a chance to win games late".
That man, of course, is Justin Turner.
It was Turner's first four-strikeout performance in a career that has spanned 975 games.
The teams will take Sunday off, then meet in game three of the best-of-seven match-up in Los Angeles on Monday, with the Brewers' Jhoulys Chacin and Dodgers' Walker Buehler listed as the probable starting pitchers.
"That's been their focus since after that Game 7", Roberts said. He didn't feel like he needed to.
Counsell said before the game. "It's no secret that we're going to use our pitching a little different than the traditionalists might like and so for us, the first matchup we liked was Gio on the mound".
Leading up to the NLCS all I have heard about is how good the Brewers bullpen is.
Turner has always been a spark for these Dodgers.
Over the last two months of the regular season, with the Dodgers perpetually fighting for a sixth straight division title, Turner batted.357/.449/.618.
"It's a pretty cool story", Gonzalez admitted Thursday as the Brewers and Dodgers worked out at Miller Park ahead of the series opener.
"It's something obviously coming into the day, you don't know in your wildest dreams that's going to happen", he said. "He's the glue for our club".