The Dodgers were able to get 6 innings out of Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday, which should help with Wednesday’s bullpen game. Los Angeles doesn’t have any fully rested starting pitchers available, so they have no choice but to go that direction.
Dave Roberts waited until after Game 1 to official name his starter for Wednesday night. The Dodgers will turn to Tony Gonsolin to get things going, fresh off of a 41-pitch appearance against the Braves on Sunday night.
Dave Roberts says that Tony Gonsolin starts Game 2 for the #Dodgers
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 21, 2020
Gonsolin’s last few appearances have been less than inspiring. After a long break where he didn’t get a chance to pitch in a playoff game, he has now allowed 7 earned runs through 6.1 innings of work for the Dodgers.
It’s not really clear how much the Dodgers are hoping to get out of Gonsolin in Game 2, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to at least see him match his Sunday pitch count. Tony getting 3 innings into the game would be huge for Los Angeles’ bullpen.
The good news is that Julio Urias and Dustin May are also technically available for this game as confirmed by Roberts. If the Dodgers can’t get much out of Gonsolin, look for them to go to 1 of those 2 guys to get deeper into the game before going to the bullpen.
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