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Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin Pitches a Gem on Wednesday



The Dodgers really needed a good start on Wednesday afternoon against the Braves. With Andrew Heaney hitting the injured list before the game, a good start would put them in a decent position to get by without him while he’s on his IL stint. 

They got that out of Tony Gonsolin. The 27-year-old righty came out against the Braves and tossed 6 shutout innings, allowing just 1 hit in the process. That lone hit was a dribbler in the infield that Max Muncy had to double-clutch on with his throw.

Tony’s stuff looked sharp as he attacked hitters much better than he had in his previous starts. He had gone just 4 innings last Friday after going 3 innings in his first start of the season. In both of those outings, Gonsolin’s pitch count got up over 60 pitches in a hurry. That resulted in the Dodgers having to pull him pretty quickly.  

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But Tony needed 83 pitches to get through his 6 innings of work this afternoon. He struck out 3 batters and issued 3 walks in the process. After those 6 innings, the Dodgers were able to hand things off with the lead intact to the bullpen.

For the Dodgers, Tony was very much a lingering question mark heading into the season. A down year in 2021 was defined mostly by a lack of control, resulting in a whole lot of walks and subsequent runs allowed. But he very much looks to be a different animal early on in the 2022 season.

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