Preview: Manny Machado Makes Dodger Stadium Debut As Dodgers Face Familiar Foe In Brewers
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

After a successful road trip in which they won six out of 10 games against three projected playoff teams in the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers return home on Monday and welcome the Milwaukee Brewers to town for a four-game series.

Monday night marks the first home game at Dodger Stadium for Manny Machado, who the Dodgers acquired from the Baltimore Orioles during the All-Star break.

Machado has been as good as advertised in his first 10 games with the Dodgers, batting .302/.400/.442 with a home run and four RBI. He hit one home run and drove in three runs in three games the only time he visited Chavez Ravine as a member of the Orioles in 2016.

Kenta Maeda gets the start on the mound in the series opener against the Brewers, and he will look to get back on track after a bit of a rough ending to his last start against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Overall, he gave up six hits and four runs while striking out seven in seven innings in that game, although three of those four runs came in his final inning.

In 19 games (17 starts) this season, Maeda has been one of the Dodgers best pitchers as he is 7-5 with a 3.27 ERA, 2.94 FIP and 1.20 WHIP while striking out 115 compared to only 32 walks in 93.2 innings.

Maeda is opposed by 22-year-old rookie Freddy Peralta, who has only made eight career Major League starts. The right-hander has gone 4-2 with a 3.74 ERA, 3.39 FIP and 1.02 WHIP with 57 strikeouts and 22 walks in 43.1 innings.

He was even better in his 12 starts with Triple-A Colorado Springs, posting a 6-1 record to go along with a 2.75 ERA and 1.22 WHIP.

The Dodgers look to slow down Brewers outfielder and Los Angeles native Christian Yelich, who has been on fire as of late. In his last 19 games, Yelich is slashing .451/.483/.756 with four home runs and 22 RBI.

They also face another Los Angeles native in Mike Moustakas, who the Brewers recently acquired from the Kansas City Royals. Moustakas has 20 home runs and 62 RBI in 100 games this season.

Dodgers lineup:

LF: Joc Pederson
3B: Manny Machado
1B: Max Muncy
C: Yasmani Grandal
CF: Cody Bellinger
SS: Chris Taylor
2B: Chase Utley
RF: Yasiel Puig
P: Kenta Maeda

Brewers lineup:

RF: Christian Yelich
3B: Mike Moustakas
CF: Lorenzo Cain
2B: Travis Shaw
LF: Ryan Braun
1B: Eric Thames
C: Manny Pina
SS: Orlando Arcia
P: Freddy Peralta

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