The Brewers needed a big night from their pitching staff in Game 3 of the 2018 National League Championship Series. They were in Los Angeles, tied 1-1 to a Dodgers team that had stolen home field advantage in Game 2 of the series.
Enter the Fab Five.
Jhoulys Chacin, Corey Knebel, Joakim Soria, Josh Hader and Jeremy Jeffress had owned the bats of the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. Now, on the road against a much more potent lineup, they did the job again.
With Chacin starting the game at Chavez Ravine, the quintet dominated with even more ruthlessness than they had the Rockies.
They allowed nine Rockies to reach base by hit or walk. But on this night, only eight made – via five hits and three walks. And that includes a lineup of Cody Bellenger, Justin Turner, Max Muncy, Manny Machado, Yasiel Piug and future Brewer Yasmani Grandal.
Their dominance was enough to make Ryan Braun’s RBI double, a Walker Buehler wild pitch scoring Travis Shaw and a two-run homer by Orlando Arcia stand up in a 4-0 Brewers win.