Milwaukee Brewers try to secure their first trip to the League Championship Series since 1982, when trying to stop the Arizona Diamondbacks NLDS Game 4 at Chase Field.
Milwaukee was denied a sweep in this best of five sets Tuesday as recruits Paul Goldschmidt and Josh Collmenter came close to Arizona, which set off elimination with a 8-1 victory.
Goldschmidt hit a grand slam in the fifth inning and the Diamondbacks beat Postseason record tied in five runs
Goldschmidt 24 years hit the first Grand Slam in the history of backup series and became the second rookie in MLB since 1998 that crashed in the playoffs (Ricky Ledee to the Yankees in 99).
Collmenter (1-0), who went 10-10 with a 3.38 ERA during the regular season, gave up one point on two hits in seven innings - a Corey Hart and Jerry Hairston Jr. Homer unique. He struck out six and walked two.
"As a coaching staff we are asking is why is this guy so hard," Brewers manager Ron Roenick said Collmenter success against Milwaukee. "But you're right, do not hit him three games now, and only two hits off him. We did not square too many other balls, Corey Hart lined to third parties. Furthermore, it places a lot of balls."
Shaun Marcum (0-1), who went 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA during the regular season, allowed seven points and seven hits in 4 2 / 3 innings for the Brewers, who won the first two games by scores of 4 -1 and 9-4.
The Brewers, however, remains one victory to advance to the ALCS for the first time since 1982, when they beat the Angels in the ALCS before losing to St. Louis in the World Series.
Tonight, they turn to veteran lefty Randy Wolf, who was 13-10 a year with a 3.69 ERA, but has not been since September 27. He also led Milwaukee sleeves made of rotation (212 1 / 3).
"He had big games for us when we really need him to win," Roenick said. "Wolfy has experience. When his command is on and he got his rhythm going, it can really take a great football game. "
Lobo has not recorded a decision in either of its two previous series starts with the Dodgers, but has a 5.00 ERA in those games.
"I feel like for the most part, I was pretty consistent," said Wolf. "I think that's what I do when I'm there is day after day, you have a good idea of what you get."
Wolf is 10-5 with a 4.64 ERA in 20 games against Arizona, but has allowed nine earned runs on 18 hits against the D-backs this season. He is also 7-2 with a 3.43 ERA in nine starts at Chase Field.
Diamondbacks lefty to turn against his own, Joe Saunders, who was 12-13 with a 3.69 ERA last season. Saunders is the only starter in Arizona have the staff with no experience in cyclo-cross, when he went 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA in three playoff starts for the Angels.
"Not ton of adrenaline," Saunders said. "I remember my first experience ... in Boston, and I had the adrenaline flowing through every inch of my body. And when you do it and get through it and find that it's just a baseball game, you have a stand, and you're the type to try to slow everything. "
He faced the Brewers twice and is 0-1 with a 5.68 ERA.