Pirates 8, Dodgers 1: Tony Gonsolin got his rehab start in at least

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Well, so much for that three-game winning streak, huh? The Dodgers laid an egg as everything seemed to go wrong for them against the Pirates in a 8-1 loss.


As far as relevant news from this Dodgers game, it essentially amounts to Tony Gonsolin having a scoreless outing in what was basically a rehab start for him.

Granted, I wouldn’t say he necessarily looked sharp, but given that he was facing a hot Pirates offense, it was better than I expected.

3.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 1 K, 65 Pitches

Hey, remember the praise for the pen recently? Well, all of that goes into the shitter again. It was a true group effort tonight.

Phil Bickford went one inning and gave up two runs on three hits and a walk. Justin Bruihl also went one inning and gave up a run on three hits. Yency Almonte got four outs but also gave up four runs on two hits, a walk, and a hit batter. Alex Vesia gave up a pair of hits and a run himself, but did get four outs, including the only clean inning for the pen in the 8th.


Meanwhile, this depleted Dodgers offense performed more to expectations against Roansy Contreras. They managed just a pair of walks in the first five innings of the game, getting one batter in scoring position in the 5th due to a steal. They then got their first hit in the form of an Austin Wynns single in the 6th, and Freddie Freeman had another single later in the inning, but that amounted to nothing.

The Pirates pen gave up just a solo shot to Freeman to ruin the shutout, but not much else in three frames.

I mean, running out a lineup like this was gonna result in inconsistency if nothing else.


13-12, closer to mid.

The rubber match of the series tomorrow is at the ungodly hour of 6:35 AM HT/9:35 AM PT/12:35 PM ET with Julio Urias facing Mitch Keller.

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