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Dodgers P Tony Gonsolin Can Help All-Star Cause vs Padres

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Los Angeles Dodgers right-handed Tony Gonsolin has become a National League starter candidate from a potential first-time participant in the All-Star game. He has a chance to visit San Diego on Friday and file a proceeding. Padres.

What is intriguing to Gonsolin's All-Star qualification is the fact that the game will be played at Dodger Stadium for the first time since 1980. It's also where the Dodgers and Padres meet on Friday after Los Angeles wins three. 1 at the opener of the 4-game series on Thursday.

Gonsolin (9-0, 1.58 ERA) hasn't admitted more than two earned runs at the start of the season and will face World Series champion Atlanta Braves on Sunday. To do. He gave up one run in 52/3 innings. He will lead ERA's Major League Baseball, except that he is just below the pitches required for qualifying.

Gonsolin, who was expected to be a key factor at the bottom of the Los Angeles rotation, instead both Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw spent time on the injured list to emerge as lead dogs. .. His teammate Julio Urías is also good at pitching and is competing for his own All-Star spot.

"So I know it's a good head, a self-confidence, an athletic body, and a good arm with weapons," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of Gonsolin. rice field. "But when I look at it in this area, I don't think he was so good in this area in 20 years.

" This is a lot of confidence. I'm a new ball player who got. I don't know where it will lead us, but he's doing a lot of good things for us. "

Gonsolin is now Although not playing against Padres during the season, his lifelong success against the San Diego reflects his actions in 2022. Gonsolin is 1.96 ERA in four appearances and is always 2-0 against the Padres. start).

Padres sent their potential All-Star to the mound on Thursday with right-handed Joe Musgrove, followed by left-handed Blake Snell (0-5, 5.60) on Friday. increase.

It was June that I forgot Snell, who gave up four earned runs in three of the four starts of the month. In addition to that misery, there is the fact that he hit Bryce Harper in Philadelphia Phillies with his thumb on Saturday and took him out of action for about two months.

Padres manager Bob Melvin said that after going out on Saturday, Snell seemed close to finding himself again, but the final numbers aren't. It suggests that there isn't.

"The results clearly offend me quite a bit about what they were like," Snell said on Saturday. "But I was looking for a ball. I'm in the zone. I'm doing much better. Everything is better. The results don't show that. So That's really frustrating. "

Snell hasn't played against the Dodgers this season, scoring 1.75 ERA at the start of six regular seasons, 1-0. He was famous for holding the Dodgers in Game 6 of the 2020 World Series, but was removed despite dominating 6 innings, and Los Angeles gathered to win the game and win the title.

Padres welcomed Manny Machado on Thursday after missing nine games due to a sprained left ankle. Machado scored a run 1 to 4, but hit three times.

Justin Turner led the Dodgers' attack with two home runs. This is his first multihomer game since September 7th last season.

– Field-level media