Dodgers @ Brewers April 29, 2021: Bauer vs. Lauer; LA begins 10-game trip

The Dodgers being a 10-game road trip tonight in Milwaukee against the 1st-place Brewers. Trevor Bauer draws the start against Eric Lauer.

DodgersBrewers
4:40 p.m.Milwaukee
RF Betts2B Wong
SS Seager1B Vogelbach
3B TurnerC Navarez
C SmithRF Garcia
1B Muncy3B Shaw
CF TaylorLF Taylor
LF PollockCF Bradley
2B NeuseSS Urias
P Bauer (R)P Lauer (L)

The Dodgers have been scuffling on both sides of the ball of late, yet they still own a 16-9 record and the best run differential (+37) in the sport. Despite some of the depth not being particularly good so far, the starting pitching has been excellent. Here’s how the starters, collectively, rank in MLB so far this season:

  • 4.1 fWAR – 1st
  • 2.69 ERA – 3rd
  • 2.93 FIP – 3rd
  • 29.9 K% – 4th
  • 4.0 BB% – 1st (by 2.1 percentage points)
  • 79.5 LOB% – 2nd

That’ll play!

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With a bullpen game scheduled for tomorrow, it makes sense for the Dodgers to have an extra pitcher instead of another position player. Mitch White will probably see action tomorrow, while Luke Raley will go to the alternate site until the minor-league season begins next week.

Garrett Cleavinger took a liner off his left tricep in the ninth inning yesterday. He’s apparently good to go, which is a good sign.

Corbin Burnes, one of the best pitchers in the game currently, was slated to start on Sunday against the Dodgers and Julio Urias. Now, that matchup might be in jeopardy.

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Bless your heart, Gavin Lux. Here’s hoping Aaron Rodgers doesn’t end up in San Francisco.

Truth. Jonathan Broxton and Chad Billingsley were thicc.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif.