2/27/20 GLENDALE, ARIZ - Dodgers starter Tony Gonsolin was sensational as the Dodgers edged the Cleveland Indians 6-5 at Goodyear Ballpark on Thursday night. In his second start of Spring Training, Gonsolin finished two scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks.
Kike Hernandez launched a three-run homer that got himself along with Chris Taylor, and Corey Seager home. Austin Barnes doubled and later scored on Luke Raley's single. Hernandez hit his second home run of the spring.
Pedro Baez allowed a double to Francisco Lindor in the third inning, however, reliever Adam Kolarek, struck out all three Indians batters in the fifth inning.
Gansolin had a strong command of his splitter kept a great rhythm while on the mound. It is believed he could gain the opportunity to be in contention for the final spot in the starting rotation. He and Alex Wood will probably battle for that spot throughout Spring Training.
“It’s as good as I’ve seen him, as far as the entire mix,” Roberts said of Gonsolin, who allowed one hit and no runs while striking out three. “I don’t see why he couldn’t [pitch his way onto the club]. Our message to Tony is to go out there and keep competing and force our hand.”
On Friday, Clayton Kershaw will make his Spring Training debut at Camelback Ranch. For more photos from Spring Training the gallery is at the bottom. Photos are by Jerry KellyTGSportstv1.