Brewers flip script on Dodgers in taking NLCS lead

LOS ANGELES — Coming into the National League Championship Series, we — the reliable baseball experts of the media world — smugly thought we had the Milwaukee Brewers’ plan for beating the Los Angeles Dodgers all laid out.

Get an early lead, likely with a thunderous offense led by MVP candidate Christian Yelich. Go to the bullpen early, very early, and let those dominant relievers seal up the advantage. Use lights-out lefty Josh Hader in very targeted situations, and hope they were high-leverage enough to tip the series.

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Author: Suravi Farzana