Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Dodgers game won’t feature legendary broadcaster Vin Scully on the microphone. The organization announced that the 88-year-old will rest at home tonight because of a sore throat. Charley Steiner and Orel Hershiser will call the game on television, while Rick Monday and Kevin Kennedy will be the voices on the radio.

Scully said on the telecast Monday that he was not 100 percent healthy to call the presumptive pitching matchup of the season. Scully had prepared to call Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg and Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw at Dodger Stadium, but Strasburg was a late scratch with an upper back strain.

Even though Scully was disappointed not to see the 10-0 Strasburg take the mound for Washington, he did witness Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen become the franchise’s all-time saves leader after setting the Nationals down in order in the ninth inning.

Not taking any risks, Scully will rest his critically-acclaimed voice as the Dodgers face the Nationals in the second game of a three game series. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gives Scott Kazmir the ball while former Dodger Dusty Baker will start Tanner Roark for Washington.

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