(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The Dodgers made a major move in signing a new two-year agreement with their 2022 All-Star pitcher, Tony Gonsolin, who ended the first half of last season with a spotless (11-0) record, and a season-ending (16-1), good enough for the 5th best record in the National League.
After Walker Buehler’s season ended early with his arm injury, coupled with Clayton Kershaw’s two injuries, Manager Dave Roberts relied on Gonsolin to provide increased stability in his pitching corps with earned victories, and he certainly did not disappoint. A quick 2022 snapshot of Gonsolin’s major stats reflected an eye-catching overall record of (16-1), along with (119) strikeouts, a (2.14) ERA, and a very impressive (WHIP) Walks & Hits per Inning Pitched of (0.87).
Gonsolin did miss a key part of the regular season at the end of August due to a right forearm strain but did return to the team in time for the National League Divisional Series (NLDS) playoff vs. the San Diego Padres. Much to his credit, Gonsolin made the National League’s All-Star team and pitched an inning here at the July, 2022 All-Star game in Dodger Stadium.
Here is the Dodgers full press announcement with all of the details.
DODGERS EXTEND TONY GONSOLIN
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to terms with All-Star right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin on a two-year contract through the 2024 season for $6.65 million dollars.
Gonsolin, 28, made 24 starts for the Dodgers in 2022, going 16-1 with a 2.14 ERA (31 ER/130.1 IP) and 119 strikeouts. He had a remarkable campaign in 2022, earning his first trip to the Midsummer Classic, going a perfect 11-0 with a 2.02 ERA and allowing 55 hits in 93.2 innings during the first half of the season and finished the season with the highest winning percentage in franchise history (.941), while finishing amongst the Major League leaders (min. 130 IP) in wins (T-5th), WHIP (0.87, 2nd), ERA (2nd), batting average against (.172, 2nd) and winning percentage (1st).
The Northern California native has been with the Dodgers parts of four seasons since being drafted in the ninth round out of Saint Mary’s College in 2016. In 59 games (51 starts), he is 26-6 with a 2.51 ERA (76 ER/272.2 IP) and 267 strikeouts. He finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting and was the Baseball America Rookie of the Year in 2020 after going 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA (12 ER/46.2 IP) and helping the Dodgers win the 2020 World Series.