Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin was as good as advertised on Wednesday night, shutting down the Brewers offense in the Dodgers 2-1 win over Milwaukee.
Gonsolin entered the game with a 14-1 record and a 2.24 ERA. He lived up to those numbers. He pitched seven innings, gave up two hits, gave up no runs, and struck out eight batters.
The Dodgers scored one run in the sixth and seventh innings. Austin Barnes hit a solo home run in the sixth inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. In the seventh inning, Max Muncy took Eric Lauer deep for a solo home run to extend the Dodgers lead to 2-0.
Eric Lauer also pitched seven innings, allowed four hits, gave up two earned runs, walked three Dodgers, and struck out seven batters.
The Brewers only run came on an RBI single by Christian Yelich in the bottom of the eighth inning. That cut the Brewers deficit to 2-1. That was the final score.
The Brewers will try to earn a series split against the Dodgers on Thursday afternoon in the series finale. The game starts at 1:10pm at American Family Field.