Tomko takes reins against Brewers

Tomko takes reins against Brewers

The Dodgers are coming off their worst series of the season and on Monday night will start Brett Tomko, who is coming off his worst start of the season.

They will be facing the first-place Milwaukee Brewers, making back-to-back series against division leaders following the sweep at the hands of the Angels in Anaheim.

The Dodgers' offense shut down during the Interleague series, scoring only four runs in the three games and going 2-for-22 with runners in scoring position. The defense committed six errors and ranks last in the league.

Pitching matchup
LAD: RHP Brett Tomko (1-4, 5.97 ERA)
Tomko allowed eight runs on nine hits in just 2 1/3 innings against the Cardinals in his last start. He gave up four doubles and a home run, a two-run blast by Chris Duncan. Tomko had a 6.00 ERA in one start against the Angels last season but received no decision.

MIL: RHP Jeff Suppan (5-4, 3.25 ERA)
After winning five consecutive starts, Suppan has lost his last two while allowing four earned runs in each of his outings in New York and Philadelphia. In the latter start, he surrendered five runs in the first two innings -- two of them unearned because of a J.J. Hardy error -- and watched as Phillies starter Cole Hamels retired the first 18 batters he faced. Suppan makes his offseason home in Los Angeles and is 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA in seven career starts against the Dodgers.

Player to watch
Juan Pierre had two hits against Suppan when the Dodgers played in Milwaukee in early April.

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Up next
• Tuesday: Brewers (RHP Ben Sheets, 4-2, 3.86) at Dodgers (LHP Randy Wolf, 5-3, 3.91), 7:10 p.m. PT
• Wednesday: Brewers (LHP Chris Capuano, 5-2, 3.72) at Dodgers (RHP Brad Penny, 5-1, 2.54), 7:10 p.m. PT
• Thursday: Off-day

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.