Grandal also didn't handle Dodgers starter Walker Buehler's wild pitch in the sixth innnig, while allowed Brewers infielder Travis Shaw to score from third base, making the score 2-0.
Grandal was rebuked by the home crowd in attendance during game three in which another defensive gaffe occurred.
But not before Grandal's teammates had a word with L.A. fans who chanted "We want Austin!" "I don't really hear the noise outside". "I know Yasmani is trying and he prepares and it doesn't feel good to get booed, but he's going to go out there and prepare again".
Chacin scattered three hits over 5 1/3 innings. "They're passionate. They want to win".
The fact is, Grandal is struggling. Moreover, Austin Barnes has taken hold as the lead dog in the race; and will start game four of the NLCS. "Austin will catch", Roberts said. In the regular season he slashed.205/.329/.290 to Grandal's.241/.349/.466. I get what you're going for here, but it reads like a guy who keeps effing up saying that he's actually doing just fine and stop worrying about it you bozos. Otherwise the players might revert back to blaming the fans again.
Rich Hill will start for the Dodgers against fellow left-hander Gio Gonzalez, the first time he'll take the mound since October 8, when he started Game 4 of the Dodgers NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. David Freese also figures to start at first base with lefties on the mound and he could hopefully help the Dodgers inability to hit with runners in scoring position.
"We trust J.J.to get big outs for us", Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. "Overall, it was a pretty bad game for everybody that calls themselves Dodgers".