The Dodgers and Rays played a thrilling Game 5 on Sunday night in Arlington. With the series advantage on the line, Los Angeles came through and now finds themselves 1 measly win away from taking home the title in 2020.
To do that, they will turn to Tony Gonsolin to start against the Rays on Tuesday in Game 6. Dave Roberts made the announcement following the win that Tony will indeed go for the Dodgers to try and lock down the World Series.
Tony Gonsolin gets the start Tuesday for the Dodgers.
Over/Under on the FOX broadcast talking about cats 10 times?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 26, 2020
Doc going with Tony is an interesting move for a lot of reasons. For one, Gonsolin has not had the best of luck in the postseason. Through his 7.2 innings, he has allowed 8 earned runs and 3 homeruns. The Dodgers have only gone on to win 1 of the games that he has made an appearance in thus far.
It’s also questionable only because of the availability of a few other guys. Dustin May threw on Sunday, so he will likely back up Gonsolin out of the Bullpen. Walker Buehler is still scheduled to get the ball in Game 7, but many wondered if he would go on short rest. If the Dodgers did use him, it would be on 3 days of rest.
Regardless, it looks like Gonsolin will get the ball to start things off. How long he goes remains a mystery though, as Roberts and the Dodgers could have a quick hook on him.