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.
Tony Gonsolin starts Sunday, Julio Urias pushed back to Tuesday.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 28, 2020
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.