After a dominant pitching performance from the Brewers’ staff last night, the team looks to split the season series in tonight’s game. Former Brewer Gio Gonzalez takes the mound against Josh Lindblom.
The lefty starter pitched 24 games with the Brewers, 22 of them being starts. Gonzalez was acquired at the August trade deadline in 2018 and pitched with the team until the end of 2019. His two relief appearances came in September of 2019, and he gave up no runs in those games. That was after he missed a month and a half due to a dead arm in June and July. In his Brewers career, Gonzalez pitched in 112 ⅔ innings with a 3.20 earned run average.
Fastball, changeup, curveball
As a matter of fact, he doesn’t throw hard. Gonzalez’s pitch arsenal includes a fastball, change up and curveball. His best pitch is his changeup. Gonzalez’s ability to locate it well in addition to its movement makes it the most effective pitch in his arsenal
Splits versus the Brewers
Before the Brewers, Gonzalez was an ace for the Washington Nationals for a number of years. Given the two teams are in the same league, Gonzalez has faced the Brewers before. His splits are below average at 55 innings pitched with a 5.24 ERA and a WHIP of 1.51. The 34-year-old left-handed pitcher is in his first year with the White Sox. In his first two starts, Gonzalez has a 7.36 ERA in 7 ⅓ innings pitched with a 2.18 WHIP. Last night’s Brewers’ lineup was stacked with right-handed hitters and tonight is no different given that Gonzalez is a lefty.
Josh Lindblom: Back-on-Track
Josh Lindblom’s last start was cut short due to leaving the game early with back spasms. In Pittsburgh, Lindblom went 3 ⅔ innings and allowed two runs on three hits. Former Korean Baseball Organization MVP looks for a redo in tonight’s game versus the White Sox. Lindblom has nasty stuff. Here’s an example. Excited to see Lindblom take the mound again?
Josh Lindblom, Wicked 85mph Changeup…and K Strut. pic.twitter.com/ATWVWSXgMu— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 29, 2020
The Milwaukee Brewers will face the Chicago White Sox in Game Four of the series at Guaranteed Rate Field. Find a television or radio because the game will air on Fox Sports Wisconsin, and WTMJ radio at 7:10 P.M. CST.