Tony Gonsolin, a rogue, will start in Kershaw’s place.
The 32-year-old Karshaw experienced a career renaissance this season, displaying a deep slider and a strong fastball, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 7.75 strike-to-walk ratio in his innings of 58 runs. The Dodgers were counting on him especially after losing 1 of a best-of-seven series to the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
This is the first time he has prepared for Kresh since the scratch a few hours before the start of his opening day. The left-handed players were ready for 10 days after the injury list expired.
Gonsolin has been one of the best cheaters in a crowded field for the National League Rookie of the Year Award, posting a 2.31 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and 6.57 strike-to-walk ratio in 46⅔ innings. Going to Gonsoline in Game 2 means that Julio Urias will probably go to Game 3. After that, it gets complicated, especially after Dustin May faced eight batters in a 5–1 loss on Monday.