Tony Gonsolin is one of the starting pitchers working his way back to the Dodgers from an injury. Along with Clayton Kershaw, both guys are scheduled to return to action at some point this month. And it couldn’t come a moment too soon as we start to head towards October baseball.
Tony spoke recently with am570’s Dave Vassegh about a number of things. One topic that came up was the Dodgers addition of Max Scherzer, and guy that he has been able to learn a lot from. Between him and Kershaw, he has all of the mentorships he could ever need.
Gonsolin also talked about his buddy Dustin May. The Dodgers hurler underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this year and is expected to be out into next season. But Gonsolin said despite the loss of the 2021 season, D-May seems to be doing very well.
He’s doing great. I saw him when we were in Arizona a couple of weeks ago. Ahe looks good, he looks strong, he looks healthy. He’s the same old Dustin, I don’t think you can change that. He’s very strong-willed. I think he’s doing great. Looking forward to seeing him start playing catch here shortly.
May was cruising through the season and had become a reliable arm for the Dodgers before the injury. He finished out the year with a 2.74 ERA across 5 starts and struck out 35 batters in 23 total innings of work.
The good news is that he is expected back in 2022. The Dodgers will likely ease him into action at some point, though shooting for the second half of the year seems to be the best-case scenario. Get well soon D-May!