Tony Gonsolin, Tyler White, and Kristopher Negrón are all names that were not too familiar to Dodger fans before Tuesday night’s game. But after Gonsolin collected a 4-inning save, after White hit a two-run double in his first start as a Dodger, and after Negrón hit a homer in his first at-bat as a Dodger, these players have already gained some popularity.
Gonsolin was the savior of the game when he fired 4 innings and allowed just a run on 3 hits. He absolutely dominated the first 3 innings and retired the first 11 batters he faced. Not only did he save the game, but he also saved the Dodger bullpen, which badly needed a break.
Gonsolin, however, wasn’t the only newcomer to make a difference in the game. Negrón, a second baseman the Dodgers acquired from Seattle, made a bang early. In the second inning, he drove his first homer as a Dodger into the right-field seats.
The homer was quickly followed by a back-to-back shot by Russell Martin.
And finally, the other new Dodger who contributed in a good way is White. White, a first baseman the Dodgers acquired from the Astros, made his presence known in the third inning when he hit a two-run double and extended the lead to 7-0.
It’s getaway day in Colorado as Hyun-Jin Ryu and German Márquez square off. Ryu is looking for redemption after his last start at Coors Field where he surrendered 7 earned runs. Márquez is 10-5 on the year with a 4.88 ERA. The game will begin at 12:10 pm.