Rookie relievers Javy Guerra and Scott Elbert continue to be impressive in the dog days of summer. Guerra -- 10-for-10 in save opportunities this season -- has thrown 11 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings since July 8, and Elbert -- who allowed a solo home run on Monday -- has allowed just that one run since July 6. Matt Kemp, who has 31 stolen bases and a career-high-tying 28 home runs, is on pace to join Raul Mondesi (1997 and '99) as the only member of the Dodgers to have 30 homers and stolen bases in the same season. Brewers: Yo struggles against L.A.
The Dodgers haven't been kind to Yovani Gallardo -- who opposes Billingsley on Thursday -- throughout his career. In three career starts against Los Angeles, the right-hander is 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA. Gallardo lost his last time out, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits in five innings against the Cardinals on Thursday. With Monday's win, the Brewers became the first team to win 45 of their first 60 home games since the 1998 Yankees and Padres did so. Both teams advanced to the World Series that year, with the Yankees bringing home the title. Worth noting
The Brewers are 20 games above .500 for the first time since they were 83-63 on Sept. 10, 2008. Milwaukee relievers have a 1.62 ERA in their last 27 games.