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As the calendar gets closer to August Mike Piazza Jersey , the trade deadline looms over MLB and will continue to do so through July 31.Contending teams like the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox have already made significant moves, but no general manager can ever feel confident that enough has been done. That won't be determined until the last out of the World Series is completed.There are non-contending teams that are clearly in a sell mode as the season hits the far turn on MLB's version of the racetrack. The Toronto Blue Jays may have started the season with hopes of becoming a wild-card team, but they have been a streaky team with more downturns than upswings this season.As a result, they are willing to move several pitchers. Toronto would like to trade starter J.A. Happ and relievers Tyler Clippard and John Axford, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.Happ made the American League All-Star team, but he has been somewhat inconsistent. He has a 10-6 record with a 4.18 earned-run average and 130 strikeouts in 114.0 innings.The 33-year-old Clippard is a well-traveled veteran, and he has a 4-3 record with a 3.54 ERA and seven saves in 13 opportunities. Axford has pitched 48.0 innings with a 4-1 record and a 4.69 ERA.The Chicago Cubs are looking to add to their pitching staff, and Chicago baseball insider Bruce Levine of radio station WSCR reported that they are looking at Chris Archer of the Tampa Bay Rays http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , Danny Duffy of the Kansas City Royals and Dylan Bundy of the Baltimore Orioles.The Cubs also had interest in reliever Zach Britton of the Orioles before he was traded Tuesday to the New York Yankees.Levine reported that Chicago has turned its attention to American League hurlers because that league has more non-contending teams, and that means a greater volume of players may be available.The Cubs don't necessarily want to make a deal involving key players on their 25-man roster, and that may be the reason they were unable to complete deals for Britton or former New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia, who was traded to the Oakland A's.The Boston Red Sox made a big deal Wednesday when they acquired pitcher Nathan Eovaldi from the Tampa Bay Rays for Jalen Beeks, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox and The Athletic.The Red Sox have suffered some injuries to their starting staff, as Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are both on the disabled list. The right-handed Eovaldi also gives the Red Sox more balance in their starting staff since Chris Sale, David Price and Rodriguez are left-handed.Eovaldi has a 3-4 record with a 4.26 ERA with 48 strikeouts and just eight walks in 57.0 innings."We feel very comfortable with him," manager Alex Cora said, per Zachary Silver of MLB.com. "We feel he's going to be good for us."The Red Sox may also be looking at Texas Rangers pitcher Jake Diekman Chase Utley Jersey , as well as pitchers Zach Duke and Fernando Rodney of the Minnesota Twins, per Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.There are five more days to go before the deadline, and quite a bit of talking and perhaps several deals will be completed before the end of July. He is used to pitching to catcher Yasmani Grandal, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced backup Austin Barnes will take his place Tuesday.Grandal has struggled throughout his career in the postseason, striking out 30 times in 68 at-bats and hitting safely on just seven occasions. He's 3-for-22 with 10 strikeouts this year.For what it's worth, Barnes was behind the plate for Hill's best career game when he threw nine perfect innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates before allowing a 10th-inning home run to second baseman Josh Harrison in a tough-luck 1-0 loss. That battery hasn't fared as well recently, as Hill posted a 6.75 ERA in his first three September starts with Barnes behind the dish.The other problem is that Hill hasn't had great success against some Brewers, with Christian Yelich (.900 OPS in 10 at-bats), first baseman Jesus Aguilar (1.232 OPS in seven at-bats) http://www.dodgersfanproshop.com/authentic-max-muncy-jersey , outfielder Lorenzo Cain (1.413 OPS in seven at-bats) all having success against the lefty. Granted, those are small sample sizes, but that trio led the team in batting this year.On the opposite mound, southpaw Gio Gonzalez will get the ball. He essentially served as the team's opener in Game 1, allowing one home run to shortstop Manny Machado in an otherwise run-free outing.Gonzalez is a starter by trade (he has a 10-11 record and 4.57 ERA in 27 starts with the Brewers and Washington Nationals this year), but unless he's cruising, chances are he'll have a quick hook like last time as manager Craig Counsell tries to piece together a bridge to a win.Gary Landers/Associated PressThat's not too difficult given Milwaukee has one of MLB's best relief staffs. The Brewers were top five in league ERA and have continued their strong performance in the postseason. Of note, southpaw Josh Hader has thrown six scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts, while right-hander Corey Knebel has tossed 6.2 innings of one-run balls alongside 10 punchouts.The question is whether the bottom falls out on a Brewers bullpen that has been taxed this postseason. Milwaukee starters have tossed 25.2 innings in the playoffs Maury Wills Jersey , or an average of just four-plus innings per outing. At some point, will the Brewers simply run out of gas, or will they hold on long enough to stay effective?As far as Game 4 goes, the Brewers hold a trump card in that their top reliever (Hader) threw just eight pitches on Monday. He did toss three innings (and threw 46 pitches) on Friday in a 6-5 win, although the fact he wasn't used Saturday (and had a day off Sunday) could mean more action Tuesday if needed. Counsell confirmed postgame that Hader is available in Games 4 and 5.That should ultimately be the difference. The potential for multiple innings out of Hader, who has thrown 3.2 shutout innings and allowed just two hits while striking out six against L.A., may be too much.Give the edge to Milwaukee as Counsell makes all the right moves again to bring the Brewers within one win of the World Series.Pick: Milwaukee 5, Los Angeles 3

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