Dodgers starting pitcher Tony Gonsolin will get the nod in Game 2. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers rookie Tony Gonsolin to get start in Game 2 of World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers made sure they weren't going to have to fight back from an 0-3 hole, similar to how they had to in the National League Championship Series, in the World Series with an 8-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 on Tuesday. 

Clayton Kershaw was dominant in Game 1, tossing six innings and allowing just one run on two hits and striking out eight. The Dodgers now are hoping they can get a similar performance out of rookie Tony Gonsolin, who will start on the mound in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Gonsolin faced 11 batters in Game 7 of the NLCS against the Atlanta Braves, throwing 41 pitches. The right-hander likely won't last very long, and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed he has a plan if that ends up being the case. Both Julio Urias and Dustin May will be available out of the bullpen in Game 2 and will be able to eat some innings if needed. 

Walker Buehler is set to get the start in Game 3 on Friday, and whoever is the freshest among Gonsolin, Urias and May will get the start in Game 4. Kershaw could next pitch Game 5 on Saturday.

The Rays plan to counter Gonsolin with Blake Snell, who has been solid through the postseason thus far. In four starts, Snell has posted a 3.20 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 19 strikeouts in 19.2 innings pitched. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. Although many think Boston sports fans are insufferable, Erin tries to see things from a neutral perspective. Her passion is hockey, and she believes defense wins championships. In addition to covering sports for Yardbarker, she covers Boston sports for NBC Sports Boston. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90

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