The Dodgers and Padres are getting ready to go head-to-head in the National League Division Series this Tuesday. While the Padres wait on the health of starting pitchers Dinelson Lamet and Mike Clevinger, Los Angeles has already announced their starters for the first 2 games.
In a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that the rotation would be identical to the Wild Card Series, at least to start. Walker Buehler is still expected to pitch in game 1, and Clayton Kershaw will get the ball in game 2.
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Both Dodgers pitchers will be going on 5 days of rest after the way the two series were spaced out. Buehler tossed 4 innings in his start against the Brewers and allowed 2 earned runs. He struck out 8 batters and issued 2 walks en route to the no-decision. Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem on Thursday, tossing 8 shutout innings and striking out 13 to lock down the series win.
Beyond the announcement for games 1 and 2, the Dodgers are not ready to announce the starter for game 3, nor any roster changes. Roberts did admit that the team would likely carry another pitcher — signs point to Dylan Floro — and drop a position player.
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