A strong start by Tony Gonsolin and home runs by Will Smith and David Peralta lead the Dodgers to a victory over the Chicago White Sox on June 13, 2023, at Dodger Stadium.
Gonsolin’s impressive walk allays health concerns. pitching six innings with only two hits and two walks, despite having slightly below average fastball velocity of around 90 mph.
After garnering six strikeouts, he matched his career high.
The Chicago White Sox faced challenges on offense against Gonsolin, with their first hit coming via Andrew Vaughn’s single in the fourth inning.
The missed opportunity resulted in two runners on base during the inning.
Even though Gonsolin’s first start was good, the Dodgers may need him to pitch on regular rest in his next game.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Gonsolin was feeling tired in general, and the team would take steps to make sure he is ready for his next game.
The Dodgers had a no-hitter going until the ninth inning, when Brusdar Graterol gave up a sacrifice fly with men on second and third and one out.
Still, the Dodgers stayed strong and won the game.
With the win, the Dodgers now have a 14-15 record against the White Sox over their entire history.
Since 2017, they have won seven of their last eight games against the White Sox.
Will Smith and David Peralta both hit home runs that scored two runs, giving the Dodgers an early lead.
Smith’s home run was extra special because it happened on his bobblehead night. This made both the player and the fans even more excited.
With the bases full in the sixth inning, the Dodgers had a chance to make their lead bigger, but Miguel Vargas’ sacrifice fly was all they could do.