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Dodgers Fans React to Tony Gonsolin’s Rough Outing in Friday’s Game

Tony Gonsolin’s start on Friday may end up being his last for a little white. Or maybe a long while.

On Friday night against the Miami Marlins, Gonsolin had one job: Go deep into the game and save the bullpen as the Dodgers will be playing a doubleheader tomorrow due to Hurricane Hilary — and the first game of the doubleheader is going to be a bullpen game.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t do his job.

Gonsolin lasted just 3-and-a-third innings, and allowed 10 earned runs in the process, including five home runs. It was not only the worst start of his career, but it could also be the last one he makes for the rest of this season — or at least the foreseeable future.

Dodger fans were not happy about the start, which pushed Gonsolin’s ERA to 4.98 on the year. They shared their frustration on social media.

Some fans thought about potential internal options the Dodgers could look at to replace the struggling righty.

And one fan wondered what kind of package he could have brought back at the trade deadline… if only the Dodgers made the move.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said last week that Gonsolin would be on a short leash in the rotation, and it feels like that leash has officially come off.

With Ryan Pepiot returning and Emmet Sheehan or Gavin Stone ready to come back up and pitch, Gonsolin’s time in the rotation may be done for now.

What do you think the Dodgers should do with Tony Gonsolin? Sound off in the comments below! And make sure to vote in our poll:

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.


  1. Pepiot, Sheehan, Grove, Frasso, and we need to find out if the Catman’s stuff will play up coming out of the pen. Something is off but he’s pitched in big games. Maybe he gains a couple ticks in Velo coming out of the pen. If not, then I’m sure he’s got back pain again and will need to be placed on the 60.

  2. Wow, talk about a tough crowd. Gonsolin has not been lights out like last year, but he really hasn’t had a bad year. 2 out of his prior 3 starts he gave up one run in each? That’s not bad. Roberts may have been between a rock and a hard place leaving him in so long with a DH tomorrow, but sometimes pitchers just don’t have it and need to be pulled. It happens to the best of them, and really, even with a good year last year, Tony’s not in that category.

    I see it as a bad start with Roberts leaving him in way too long. Shouldn’t cost him his job.

  3. Tough crowd indeed. With a short memory. Turns out he’s pitching with an injury of some sort. I think the Dodgers should have the staff to figure this out and get him back on track. Perhaps not in time for the playoffs, but it’s a little early to be giving up on him.
    These players aren’t exactly disposable.

    1. The injury makes it even worse. Roberts and crew didn’t even notice or Roberts just left him in hurt to take one for the team even though he was hurt.

  4. WTH !!! Why wasn’t he pulled way before he was ? They knocked us out early in that game ! He’s been a bust since he got here.

  5. Tony G needs a little time at the ol’ scratching post and he’ll be good as gold again. Don’t forget his track record.

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