Tony Gonsolin has been the ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.
In 17 starts, he has gone 11-0 and posted a microscopic 2.02 ERA, putting himself in a good position to at least have a shot at winning the National League Cy Young Award.
In last night’s All-Star Game, Gonsolin took the mound in the top of the fourth with the National League ahead by a score of 2-0.
But Gonsolin was unable to replicate his regular season success as the American League fought back, taking the lead on back-to-back home runs by Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton.
Naturally, he was the losing pitcher for the NL All-Stars despite being one of 10 pitchers in league history to go 17 starts without a loss, as pointed out by Cespedes Family BBQ on Twitter.
Tony Gonsolin is one of 10 players in MLB history to begin a season with 17 starts without taking a loss
naturally, he's the losing pitcher in the All-Star Game
— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) July 20, 2022
Gonsolin Struggles In ASG
Granted, Gonsolin did not have a good outing in his final tune-up before the All-Star break, as he allowed five runs over five innings at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.
However, the Dodgers rallied from behind to win that game, so he still came into his All-Star Game appearance without having taken a loss.
But he had finally shown that he was human and did so again in last night’s game as he ended up taking the loss for the NL All-Stars.
Gonsolin has still been lights out for the Dodgers this season, though.
One bad start and a bad All-Star Game performance shouldn’t take away from what he’s been able to do.
He’s not too far behind Sandy Alcantara in the race for the NL Cy Young Award, so it’s still a very real possibility that he could ultimately win the award at the end of the season.NEXT: MLB Fans Again Reminded Of Clayton Kershaw's Historic Pace