Tony Gonsolin is having himself a solid season, emerging as the ace of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the midst of all the injuries that have plagued their rotation, most notably the injury to Walker Buehler.
Gonsolin owns an NL best 2.10 ERA and has gone 16-1 this year.
He’s also making some history, as he has had 12 starts this year where he has allowed three hits or fewer while earning the win.
That’s the most by any MLB pitcher in a single season in the modern era.
Tony Gonsolin of the @Dodgers has now had 12 starts this year where he allowed 3 hits or fewer while earning the win.
That's the most by any MLB pitcher in a single season in the modern era.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 24, 2022
Gonsolin Proving To Be An Ace
While losing Buehler until 2024 hurts the Dodgers, they at least have some quality arms still in their rotation.
Gonsolin is without question one of them.
This is his first full season as a starter, and he has made the most of it.
He’s been dominant all season and has been a major key to the Dodgers winning so many ballgames.
With the Dodgers’ recent offensive outburst against Cy Young favorite Alcantara, Gonsolin is now ahead of him in ERA and is second in baseball to Justin Verlander.
This is a crazy run that Gonsolin is on right now.
He’s helped lead the Dodgers to the best record in all of baseball thus far in 2022.
But it’s going to be a hot race for the NL Cy Young Award.
Gonsolin will have his Dodgers teammate in Urias to deal with, as well as Alcantara.
We’ll see if he can keep pitching like this and ultimately take home the award.