Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin will receive one more start after Sunday’s outing against the Atlanta Braves.
Gonsolin will make at least one more start after today, Roberts said.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 18, 2019
After Sunday’s outing Gonsolin has thrown just 18 innings at the major league level this season. Across 4 appearances (3 starts), Gonsolin has amassed 15 strikeouts and holds a solid 3 ERA and 2.44 FIP so far. Prior to Sunday’s start, in his previous two outings, he had fared well while tossing 10 innings with 10 strikeouts while allowing just one earned run.
Gonsolin, 25, is started in place of Dustin May on Sunday as the Dodgers shook things up with their pitching staff. The Cat Man receiving another start after today could hint at a secured spot in the rotation until other guys return from health and Julio Urías returns from a 20 game suspension. While the Dodgers do have options, Gonsolin could very well trickle into the postseason bullpen if he keeps his current level of performance up.
Dustin May will be assuming the bullpen role of Julio Urías going forward, which means he is no longer a threat to Tony Gonsolin’s rotation spot. Rich Hill is set to return eventually and Ross Stripling will be returning as a reliever.
If Gonsolin does in fact receive another start, it would likely come on August 24 against the New York Yankees at Dodger Stadium.