The Dodgers continue to move guys around and keep arms fresh. On Wednesday morning, the team announced that they had recalled Tony Gonsolin to make the start against San Diego.
Gonsolin last made an appearance in a start against Arizona in July against the Diamondbacks. He threw 4 innings and did not allow a run. Gonsolin also allowed just 1 hit and walked 1 as well. The Dodgers went on to lose that game 5-3.
The Dodgers are in the middle of a stretch of games that will see them play 17 consecutive days. That is part of the reasons why they have been so adamant about rotating guys in and out. Keeping fresh arms in the bullpen and the starting rotation is the key to success in this sprint of a season.
In a corresponding move, the Dodgers also optioned left-handed reliever Adam Kolarek to the alternate site again. Kolarek made just one appearance against San Diego since being recalled. That was last night when he threw 2 shutout innings and induced 5 groundballs.
The Dodgers wrap up the series with San Diego on Thursday night with Julio Urias on the mound. Clayton Kershaw was supposed to get the start, but he was pushed back a day with the Gonsolin callup. Los Angeles will then head down to Anaheim for a weekend series against the Angels.