Dodgers Vs. Brewers Game Preview: Trayce Thompson In Lineup Against Left-Hander

After splitting the first two games, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers continue their series at American Family Field.

Tony Gonsolin makes his 22nd start of the season and looks to build on an impressive outing against the Kansas City Royals. He allowed just one run on two hits and collected three strikeouts over 6.2 innings of work.

Gonsolin pitched 5.1 perfect innings before issuing a walk to Kyle Isabel, and he made it through six no-hit innings before allowing a single with one out in the seventh.

Gonsolin enters at 14-1 with a 2.24 ERA, 3.46 FIP and 0.89 WHIP in 116.1 innings this season. Despite having already set a new career-high in innings pitched, the right-hander isn’t feeling any fatigue.

Wednesday marks Gonsolin’s first career start against the Brewers. Milwaukee counters with Eric Lauer, who took a tough-luck loss in his last outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The left-hander gave up three runs and five hits in six innings pitched, striking out five and walking two. He fell to 8-4 this season with a 3.64 ERA, 4.68 FIP and 1.21 WHIP in 118.2 innings pitched (21 starts).

Lauer has fared well against the Dodgers in his career, going 6-0 with a 2.56 ERA and 1.10 WHIP across 52.2 frames (nine starts).

Despite having reverse splits, Trayce Thompson is in the Dodgers lineup. His opportunities have been reduced since the Dodgers traded for Joey Gallo, but manager Dave Roberts recently acknowledged a need to get at-bats for Thompson.

Dodgers lineup

RF: Mookie Betts
SS: Trea Turner
1B: Freddie Freeman
DH: Justin Turner
LF: Chris Taylor
3B: Max Muncy
2B: Hanser Alberto
CF: Trayce Thompson
C: Austin Barnes

Brewers lineup

LF: Christian Yelich
SS: Willy Adames
1B: Rowdy Tellez
RF: Hunter Renfroe
DH: Keston Hiura
2B: Kolten Wong
3B: Luis Urías
CF: Tyrone Taylor
C: Mario Feliciano

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