It’s always hard to choose an outstanding player out of a series that was less than outstanding. But someone who stood out under the pressure of facing a team like the Yankees was Tony Gonsolin.
Gonsolin did what even Hyun-Jin Ryu and Clayton Kershaw couldn’t do — earn a win against the Yanks. He was given a tall order in facing the Yankees, but he rose to the occasion. He only allowed two hits and two walks on the way to the win.
Though he did give up a home run to Aaron Judge, that was his only blemish of the night. He earned his second win of the year and lowered his ERA to 2.74.
Not only did he have pitching, but he even contributed in the batter’s box.
Gonsolin smacked a leadoff base hit in the top of the third inning against CC Sabathia. Justin Turner brought him in to score when he hit a home run a couple batters later.
Without Gonsolin getting this hit, the game very well may have ended in a completely different direction.