The Dodgers were not slow to announce who would be pitching this weekend but had not announced any starters. Dave Roberts previously revealed that Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin would be pitching, but their role was undefined going into Friday.
Roberts had also talked about the possibility of pitching them both out of the bullpen this weekend. That idea was more or less being used to test out possible postseason scenarios where one guy might be used in the bullpen. The good news is that we now know who will be starting for the Dodgers on Saturday evening.
That basically answers who your game 3 playoff starter is.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) September 25, 2020
Tony Gonsolin was one guy that fans were worried was not going to get a starting role in the playoffs. When Roberts said that he might pitch in relief this weekend, it was looking like Gonsolin might be primed for a bullpen role for the Dodgers.
That appears to have changed, and rightfully so. While this decision doesn’t award Gonsolin a playoff start, it certainly increases his chances. Dustin May will pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday afternoon in the Dodgers’ final game of the regular season. As of right now, no official starter has been named. Look for an opener to be used in his place.
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