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Dodgers Will Use Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin in the Bullpen This Weekend

The Dodgers will use their two flame throwing rookies in relief roles this weekend in Atlanta.

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MIAMI, FL - AUGUST 13: Dustin May #85 of the Los Angeles Dodgers delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on August 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

The Dodgers are going to have a little bit of help in the bullpen this weekend in Atlanta. Dave Roberts confirmed that Dustin May and Tony Gonsolin will both likely be used in relief roles this weekend against the Braves.

The two young right-handers have brought new life to a starting rotation that was hit by the injury bug and could be huge additions to the bullpen. There are plenty of people that believe this will actually be an audition of sorts for relief roles available in the playoffs.

Dave Roberts gave his thoughts on Dustin May in particular in an interview this afternoon and later confirmed Tony Gonsolin as an option as well.

We’ve talked to Dustin and he’s open to whatever feel is best for the ball club. He hasn’t done it [pitched in relief] outside of doing it out of the bullpen in spring training which he referenced, but obviously that’s not the same.

But as far as preparation for it — the mindset — he says he’s got no problem with it, so it’s gonna have to be a couple of times for him to feel comfortable and the organization to feel comfortable.

Dustin May has pitched in three games for the Dodgers, throwing a combined 17 innings to the tune of a 2.56 ERA. He has struck out 15 and walked just two. Tony Gonsolin got a rude welcome in his debut but has since been dominant. He has tossed a combined 10 innings and allowed just one earned run since his first big league start.

Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. This is possibly the most dominating Dodger team I have seen in my 50+ years of being a fan. And with a combo of Urias, Gonsolin, and May in the pen, there is the possibility we become more so. The 60’s teams had dominating pitching and fielding, but not hitting. The 70’s teams were solid; but not dominating. Then we have to go to around 2013 when things began to start changing. Had good teams–but nothing compares to the now. When the new ownership team came on, the O’Malley, Rickey mentality returned. Shrewd trades, building from the farm system. It is a great time to be a Dodger fan.

  2. Best move yet! Get them ready for the playoffs. Use ball pen for Sunday’s game as long as Ryu does OK today. Let Baez and Jansen get some more work. Also, bring back Sadler.

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