For the most of Tony Gonsolin's professional career, Trayce Thompson has not sat front and centre. Gonsolin played outfield for St. Mary's College when Thompson's initial stint with the Dodgers organisation was at its height in June 2016
and the team selected him in the ninth round of that year's amateur draught. Please excuse Thompson for drawing too many conclusions from Friday's game, in which Gonsolin pitched 72 34 innings to help the Dodgers defeat the San Diego Padres 5-1.
Trea Turner reached on an infield single in the eighth inning, stole second base, and scored when Freddie Freeman doubled. In the eighth inning, with left-hander Tim Hill on the mound, Chris Taylor singled and Thompson doubled to start a two-run rally.
In the eighth inning, the Dodgers had a four-run advantage thanks to that. In a situation where a save was not possible, Roberts called on closer Craig Kimbrel to record the final three outs.