The Dodgers go for the series sweep against the Padres on Sunday with the Cat Man on the mound in LA. Tony Gonsolin (0-1, 1.93 ERA) faces off against LHP Ryan Weathers (1-1, 2.50 ERA) and the third place San Diego club that could fall to 7 games behind the Dodgers today.
On top of mother’s day, today is also Tony Gonsolin and James Outman’s birthday. So a very festive day all around.
Here’s what the lineup looks like against the left-hander.
The lineup looks a bit different with Will Smith on the bench for the day game after the night game. Austin Barnes catches Gonsolin and bats 9th. Mookie Betts is back out in right field with James Outman in center and the slugging Chris Taylor in left. Miguel Vargas, Max Muncy, and Miguel Rojas round out the infield with everyday Freddie Freeman. J.D. Martinez, last night’s hero, is the DH.
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Tony Gonsolin makes his 4th start since coming off the injured list. He’s also coming off his best start of the season, a 6 inning outing where he gave up 3 unearned runs on 3 hits while striking out 6 and walking none against the Brewers. The birthday boy has pitched well against the Padres in his career, posting a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings lifetime.
Ryan Weathers wasn’t originally slated to make the start but San Diego manager Bob Melvin inserted him into the rotation in place of Michael Wacha. This will be his 4th start and 5th overall appearance against the Dodgers, having allowed 6 runs in 13.2 previous innings (3.95 ERA).
How To Watch the Dodgers Game Today
First pitch today is at 1:10 PM PT on SportstNet LA. You can also listen on AM570 LA Sports Radio or KTNQ1020 in Spanish.
Also, if you can’t watch or listen (or even if you can) make sure to follow Dodgers Nation on Twitter for live play-by-play of the game, and to talk with tons of Dodger fans throughout it. You can follow by clicking this link right here.