World Series: The Dodgers announce the starter for Game 2 as they watch the lead vs. the Rays grow


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The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the 2020 World Series. About an hour after being eliminated from the finals, the Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts announced who his starter would be for Wednesday’s game. lucky person? Right-hander Tony Gonsolin, who received a 2.60 ERA and 6.57 strike-to-walk ratio during the regular season after changing his mechanic to change his hand stroke and his front position.

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The 26-year-old Gonsolin has made two pre-postdason appearances this October. In those innings, he gave up seven runs on five hits and scored six runs in 6 1/3 innings. Most recently, he pitched a pair in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series vs. the Atlanta Braves. Gonsoline faced 11 batters and retired six of them.

Gunsoline does most of its work with three pitches: a fastball, a splitter and a slider. The fastball is the only pitch he throws in the zone. He is also a pitcher who works more or less on his glove. The hitter would be wise to target that area when he is in the game.

The Rays will compete with left-handed Blake Snell. The 2018 Cy Young Award winner will make his World Series debut. This postseason in four other appearances, he is managing a 3.20 ERA despite a strike-to-walk ratio worse than 2.00. Snell has played five innings per innings on average.

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