10:10 pm
August 23

Brewers @ Dodgers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Milwaukee Brewers (64-56)

@ Los Angeles Dodgers (84-36)


Starting Pitchers:

Burnes (MIL): 9-5; 2.48 ERA

Gonsolin (LAD) 15-1; 2.12 ERA


Current odds:

Milwaukee Brewers: (+128)

Los Angeles Dodgers: (-149)


• The starting line-up for the Brewers is as follows:

Brewers vs. Dodgers Aug. 23 9:10 p.m. CT

LF Yelich
SS Adames - Pictured
1B Tellez
RF McCutchen
DH Hiura
2B Wong
3B Urias
C Narvaez
CF Davis

P Burnes

• The starting line-up for the Dodgers is as follows:

Updated lineup: Betts RF T. Turner SS Freeman 1B Smith C Muncy 3B Gallo LF Taylor 2B Bellinger CF Thompson DH Gonsolin P

• The National League ERA leader will take the mound on Tuesday night, and that pitcher — Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Tony Gonsolin — has his team’s offense to thank for the lofty perch. Nobody in the NL has a better ERA than Gonsolin’s 2.12 mark, and while he gets all the credit for keeping the number that low, he wasn’t leading the league entering last weekend. However, when the Dodgers lit up the Miami Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara on Sunday, it was Gonsolin who moved atop the ERA pile. Gonsolin (15-1) will look to maintain his stellar form when he opposes reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes (9-5, 2.48) and the visiting Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

• Gonsolin was an All-Star for the first time this season, but the showcase game in July actually was a bittersweet moment for him. He was called on to pitch the fourth inning for the NL and allowed back-to-back home runs to Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton, blows that were the difference in the American League’s 3-2 victory.

• Otherwise, 2022 has been a dream for Gonsolin, who has rebounded from a bumpy July to go 3-0 with a 0.48 ERA in three August starts (18 2/3 innings). The 28-year-old enters off a dominating outing on Wednesday at Milwaukee, where he gave up just two hits over seven scoreless innings in the Dodgers’ 2-1 victory. It was his first career appearance against the Brewers.

• What the Dodgers need against the Brewers is offense, especially after Milwaukee took the series opener 4-0 on Monday. Los Angeles has scored just 13 runs in five games against the Brewers in a span of eight days, losing three of those contests.

• Los Angeles’ Max Muncy did his part, going 1-for-2 on Monday with two walks not long after it was announced he had agreed to a $13.5 million contract for next season with a club option for 2024. Muncy has seven home runs and 15 RBIs in 17 games this month.

• Getting through the Brewers on Tuesday will come with the added challenge of facing off against Burnes. Both Gonsolin and Burnes are the pride of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., and the two were teammates for three seasons from 2014-16.

• Burnes faced the Dodgers on Thursday at Milwaukee, giving up three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings while earning the victory in a 5-3 Brewers win. That decision earned Milwaukee a split of the four-game series.

• Now Burnes can help the Brewers finish a series victory over the Dodgers after Milwaukee blanked the Dodgers on Monday on five scoreless innings from Eric Lauer and four more zeros from the bullpen. In five career outings (three starts) against the Dodgers, Burnes is 2-1 with an 8.16 ERA.

• On Monday, the Brewers even were able to stay away from left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers, who is 0-1 with one save and a 5.63 ERA in eight outings since joining the club. Rogers arrived in the trade-deadline deal that sent closer Josh Hader to the San Diego Padres.

StreakSmarter Pick
Los Angeles Dodgers