Delayed 1-0 in the National League Championship series, the Los Angeles Dodgers will have to do without starter Clayton Kershaw in Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.
The southpaw is struggling with back spasms, so his manager will call on rookie Tony Gonsolin to try to match the odds in the best-of-seven duel. The return to the mound of the ace pitcher remains uncertain for the third duel scheduled for Wednesday.
In the regular season, the gunner was 6-2 with a 2.16 earned-run average. He’s also won his two 2020 playoff starts so far.