The Friars are giving the ball to left-hander Blake Snell, as both teams try to get the pivotal game and take the lead in the 1-1 series.
The first two games were played in Dodger Stadium, but now, the matchup is going to San Diego, with a Petco Park that should be packed.
That doesn’t seem to affect Gonsolin, at least according to what he said to the media.
“Tony Gonsolin on the potential atmosphere at Petco Park tomorrow: ‘We’re fortunate enough to play here at Dodger Stadium, and we get 45-, 50,000 people every night when we play. Can’t imagine it’s any more loud than that,’” The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya, who covers the Dodgers on a daily basis, tweeted.
Tony Gonsolin on the potential atmosphere at Petco Park tomorrow: “We're fortunate enough to play here at Dodger Stadium, and we get 45-, 50,000 people every night when we play. Can't imagine it's any more loud than that.”
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) October 13, 2022
Hungry For Success
Padres fans will be loud and excited: it’s hard to think of many teams hungrier for success than them.
For years, San Diego has been trying to compete neck and neck with the Dodgers but haven’t been able to prove they are in the same league.
In fact, during regular season play, the Dodgers finished a whopping 22 games ahead of the Padres.
But this is the postseason, and the two squads are starting from scratch: the Dodgers took Game 1, but the Padres fought back behind a dominant bullpen performance and stole Game 2.
It’s now a best-of-three series, and Gonsolin better be prepared.
He recently overcame a forearm strain and finished the regular season with a 2.14 ERA in 130.1 frames.
He is currently stretched to 75 pitches.
If he is healthy, Gonsolin should be able to give the Dodgers four or five quality frames.