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Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin Gets Another Start This Weekend, Gavin Lux Back to the Taxi Squad



Dodgers fans are getting their wish this week. The team announced today that Tony Gonsolin will indeed be getting another chance to make a start. Dave Roberts revealed that he will be making the start Sunday in Texas.

Julio Urias was expected to make the start on short rest, per the Dodgers game notes. That appears to be changing though, and Urias will move back to Tuesday. Roberts said that Gonsolin would be coming up, but a corresponding move has also not been announced yet. 

Gonsolin will make the start in the middle of an impressive scoreless streak this year. In 14.2 innings pitched, Gonsolin has yet to allow a single run. He has had that success through for a few reasons, but cutting his walk rate in half has been a big part of that. Gonsolin has managed to hold his WHIP down to an astounding 0.545 mark. 

The move for the Dodgers is also related to the situation with Walker Buehler. Buehler was placed on the 10-day injured list today with a blister on his throwing hand. It is not yet fully known how long the team expects Buehler out. 

Gavin Lux Back to Dodgers’ Taxi Squad

In a bit of a surprising move, the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts also said that Gavin Lux would not remain with the big league club. Instead, they will send him back to the taxi squad following tonight’s game. Lux went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts in his return to action. 

Dodgers: Gavin Lux Recalled Prior to Second Game of Doubleheader

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. The way they screwed around with Gonsolin makes no sense, but I am glad he is back when we need him most. Maybe they can come back from Texas with Lance Lynn.

    • Young players with oltions are always yoyo’d, and especially with the way the Dodgers use their whole roster. What I donu understsnd is why the treat May different thsn Gonsolin.
      And btw, it’s always nice to go to the Bay and sweep that team!

      • Why is May treated differently from Gonsolin? I know. May right now looks to me like a reliever — he never throws offspeed. He has that great two-seamer and a cutter that moves the opposite way, but the changeups and curveballs don’t come out of his hand that often. On the other hand, Gonsolin is major league ready — his best pitch is a changeup, and he does throw offspeed. I don’t understand.

        In addition, what do you think about this deal I’ve been thinking about?

        Rangers: Micheal Busch, Yankees Prospect (IDK who), PTBNL, Micheal Grove, another prospect,

        Dodgers: Lance Lynn, DJ Lemahieu

        Yankees: Ross Stripling, Dennis Santana, Joc Pederson, Zach McKinstry

        Call up Gonsolin,
        Urias to ‘pen

        The Dodgers need someone who can hit against lefties, and Lemahieu can crush them. He can also hit righties, and can play 1B, 2B, and 3B — just like Muncy — and can be useful in giving players days off, and fill in some for the slumping Muncy. Lynn can hold down the #3 spot solidly in the rotation. The Rangers are rebuilding, so they likely are looking for a prospect return, which I haven’t fully figured out yet, whereas the Yankees need pitchers — starters and relievers, and Santana and Stripling can do both. With Judge injured, the Yankees need an outfielder, and Pederson can supply them with a Left-Handed power bat, something that it perfect for Yankee Stadium. With McKinstry able to play all over, he can slot in to replace Lemahieu and all the other injured Yankees. We also don’t lose a left-handed bat in this deal, we can call up Gavin Lux ( I don’t have a corresponding roster move yet), who is another great left-handed bat.

        Rotation:

        Kershaw
        Buehler
        Lynn
        Gonsolin
        May (bullpen during playoffs)

  2. Glad Gonsolin is getting more time with the Team. He has options and they may be able to get another controllable year from him if they use him sparingly with now.
    Lux looked over matched at the plate. 0-3 with 2 strikeouts a good debut does not make.

    They need to get Urias to throw other pitches and find some control. His initial innings are terrible. Is it mechanics are a Head issue? Whatever it is they need to fix it.

  3. What amazes me is that in the second game the Dodgers started three players hitting under .200. If the team plays to it’s potential watch out.

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