For whatever reason, the Dodgers were not willing to announce their starter for today’s game. That could date back to the gamesmanship that Dave Roberts talked about between him and Gabe Kapler from last year. The matchup with the Giants in the playoffs was certainly part of that.
But just a few hours before game time, the Dodgers do have someone throwing. Tony Gonsolin will get the ball to make his fifth start of the season. Gonsolin is coming off of a game in which he allowed two earned runs against the Diamondbacks out in the desert.
Across his 4 starts this year, Gonsolin has allowed 3 earned runs over 17 innings of work. He has surprisingly been one of the more consistent arms, also striking out 13 batters and getting his control issues more in order. But he has still walked 8 guys over his first 4 starts.
So the Dodgers will turn to Gonsolin to win the series over the Giants. He has appeared against San Francisco just three times in his career, giving up 4 earned runs across 8.1 innings of work. They’re hoping he can keep up the consistency from this season in Los Angeles tonight.
Opposite of Gonsolin will be Alex Wood. He spent several years with the Dodgers, bouncing around from the starting rotation to the bullpen. He is coming off of a start against the Nationals in which he allowed 5 earned runs across 5 innings of work.
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