RHP Tony Gonsolin picked up his first win of the season on Thursday when he allowed one run on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts over three innings as the Dodgers beat the Nationals by a score of 6-2 over five innings.
Gonsolin was tabbed to work as the bulk reliever on Thursday after Victor Gonzalez started the game as the opener. Gonsolin worked a 1-2-3 second inning and got through the third inning relatively unscathed, only issuing one walk. He ran into trouble in fourth, which would be his final inning when he surrendered two singles, one of which knocked in a run, and two walks. He managed two strikeouts in the inning as well though. The 27-year-old ended up firing off 52 pitches--28 strikes--over his three innings. He's been pretty inefficient over his 16 innings this season with a 1.56 WHIP and 22:13 K/BB ratio but he's limited the run damage with a 2.81 ERA. He'll get one more start before the All-Star break when he faces the Marlins on the road.