Diamondbacks: Luke Weaver Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin 7:10 PM AZ time, 09/13
Tuesday night brings the Rebels facing the Empire. Rather, it’s Luke Weaver vs Tony Gonsolin. Luke only came back from the injured list on Sept. 1st. He had missed a lot of time due to a shoulder injury. Those two starts have been good though. In those two starts, he’s gone 1-1, 11 innings, and has 2 walks to 7 K’s with a 3.27 ERA and 3.62 FIP. He is still getting his arm/feet under him but he’s pitching well. He’s re-establishing the Luke Weaver from 2019 who can be a legit starting pitcher in the MLB.
Overall, Luke has a stat line of 3-4, 51 innings pitched, 15 walks, 45 K’s, 7 HRs allowed (few too many), and a 4.24 ERA to a 4.12 FIP. He’s not faced the Dodgers yet this year. However, the team has faced him before. Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and Trea Turner have combined to get 14 hits out of 24 at-bats with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs. Otherwise, the Dodgers hitters have been rather bland against Luke. Specifically, Mookie Betts has only 1 hit in 11 at-bats against Luke. Let’s hope that keeps up.
On the mound for LA is Tony Gonsolin. Tony’s been a bullpen/starter for them by switching back and forth on an as-needed basis. He has only been up in the MLB this year since June 9th. Tony’s faced the Dbacks three times this year going 3.2 innings, 4.0 innings, and 1.2 innings respectively. He only gave up 1, 2, 1 runs respectively in those appearances. The Dbacks know how to hit him and get on base. They just haven’t been able to get the “big” inning.
Coincidentally, as good as Walker is against Kershaw, he’s 0-8 against Tony. No worries though. Ketel Marte and Carson Kelly have 5 hits in 7 at-bats against Tony with an HR and 2 RBI’s. David Peralta has only 1 hit in 9 at-bats, while Rojas is 1-6 lifetime. I have faith both those numbers improve.