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Dodgers News: Tony Gonsolin Frustrated by Recent Rash of Poor Outings

The Dodgers continue to search for answers to their pitching issues and it become more apparent this past weekend as the team dropped two of three games to the lowly Kansas City Royals. The worst of it came on Sunday as the team lost 9-1 to Kansas City, adding onto the road struggles that they have seen all year. Starter Tony Gonsolin left the game after just 3.2 innings of work, allowing four earned runs.

Over his last three starts, Gonsolin has allowed 15 runs on 17 hits and walked seven batters. Opponents are hitting .304 against him during that time and he seems to have fallen off a cliff in terms of production. The struggling pitcher spoke on the issues after the game:

“I just haven’t really been good lately,” Gonsolin said. “I feel like I’ve been walking more guys, falling behind in counts. Just not executing pitches.

Per The OC Register

It’s not just Gonsolin that has struggled but the veteran pitcher has been on the downward trajectory for a bit now. He isn’t executing his pitches well and it has caused the Dodgers to go down large early in games.

Last year at this time, Gonsolin was getting ready to make his first ever All-Star game appearance but fast forward one season and that has all but been forgotten.

“It’s super frustrating. I felt like I was doing okay until a few starts ago. Just trying to figure it out and trying to compete.”

Gonsolin per The OC Register

Gonsolin knows that he needs to do a better job locating his pitches otherwise these results will continue. And if they continue, the Dodgers may elect to pull from him the rotation.

LA is in the midst of a trying season but they still find themselves competing for a potential playoff spot. They can’t afford to keep having outings like this, especially against teams like the Royals. They entered the week ready to take on two of the worst teams in baseball and head back home after going 3-3 in those games.

Earlier in the year, he was pitching pretty well after spending the first part of the season on the injured list. From May into early June, he had a stretch where he allowed three runs or fewer in seven straight starts. Gonsolin has shown that he can pitch at a high level but something has fallen off the rails for him of late.

The next start for Gonsolin will likely come against the Angels later this week and then the team goes on break for the All-Star festivities. If he has another bad outing, decisions could be made. He needs to get back to the basics and execute.

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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