Tony Gonsolin tries to lead the Dodgers to sweep the Braves

After beating the Atlanta Braves behind rookie starting pitchers on back-to-back nights, the visit Los Angeles Dodgers will turn to veteran Tony Gonsolin as they prepare for a three-game sweep on Wednesday.

THE Dodgers they are 9-2 in their last 11 games against They are brave and are 4-1 in Atlanta during that time

The finale features a pair of right-handers as Gonsolin (2-1, 1.13 ERA) faces Atlanta’s Bryce Elder (3-0, 2.06).

Gonsolin had one hit through five scoreless innings in his last game, Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals, to pick up his second straight win. He walked three, struck out three and threw a season-high 94. He has not allowed an earned run in his past three starts in 16 innings.

“I feel like the first two or three innings felt really long,” Gonsolin said after the Cardinals’ 5-0 win. “He threw a lot of pitches and the fourth and fifth innings were a little better. He threw too many pitches overall.”

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Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said, “I didn’t think he was as sharp as he was in his last three outings. His fastball velocity was down. I don’t think his slider was as sharp. The split was good at times, but up. I thought he just did a good job by racing and limiting runs.

Gonsolin has three starts against his career They are braveHe goes 1-0 with a 1.15 ERA. He did not receive a decision in his last start against Atlanta on June 26, 2022, allowing one run on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Elder will make his tenth start of the season. In his last outing against the Seattle Mariners on Friday, he pitched six-plus innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk with six strikeouts but no decision in one game. They are brave won 6-2

“I made two bad throws, otherwise I was happy with it,” Elder said. “I’m not trying to do more than what I have. I want to go deep in games.”

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Elder pitched at least five innings in each start and worked at least six innings five times. This gave the bullpen some breathing space.

“He had good pace, he threw strikes,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said after Friday’s game. “A lot of good things. He’s confident in his work and has been very good for a long time.”

Elder never faced the Dodgers

A couple of earlier ones They are brave who wear Dodgers uniforms returned to haunt their former team in the series

Jason Heyward did not pitch on Monday, but returned to 2-4 with a home run on Tuesday. Freddie Freeman extended his hitting streak to 13 games on Tuesday and is 4-9 in the series. Freeman is hitting .442 (23-52) with four homers, seven doubles, one triple, 17 RBIs and 13 runs during the series.

THE Dodgers hit two home runs on Tuesday to give him 81 this season, second only to the Tampa Bay Rays’ 95.

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Atlanta scored for the fifth straight game in the first inning on Tuesday. THE They are brave42 first innings is the most in baseball

— Field Level Media