Dodgers: Tony Gonsolin to Start for Hyun-Jin Ryu on Monday

According to Bill Plunkett of the Southern California News Group, recently recalled right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin will receive a start for the Dodgers on Monday in place of Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Ryu, 32, was placed on the 10-day injured list with neck inflammation on Friday. He is currently 3rd in the National League with 11 wins, 2nd in NL WHIP, and tops in all of baseball with a 1.53 ERA.

As Plunkett notes, Gonsolin is available in relief through this week, but most likely will remain in line to start. In the 25-year-old’s most recent outing, he allowed one earned run across 4 innings of work in relief. In his sole major league start this season and his career, he allowed 4 earned runs over 4 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gonsolin looked downright filthy out of the bullpen in his last appearance and could find his long-term home there.

As noted yesterday, Ryu is not expected to miss much time after his IL placement, retroactive to August 1st.

Along with rookie righty Dustin May (who allowed 4 earned runs in 5.2 innings pitched in his debut), Gonsolin is currently auditioning for a spot on the Dodgers’ playoff roster with each appearance from here on out. With less than one month until rosters expand in September, this is a prime showcase opportunity for the rookies.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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