It was another vintage Clayton Kershaw moment on Saturday night in Colorado facing the Rockies. Just like he has all season for the Dodgers, Kershaw showed up and flat out pitched en route to the victory.
Kershaw went 7 more innings and allowed 1 earned run to come across. He struck out 6 and once again did not allowed a single walk. The Dodgers southpaw got his ERA down to 2.15 with just one more start lined up for the year. With that in mind, Kershaw was asked about where he stood in line to start playoff games. For him, it doesn’t really matter.
It doesn’t matter. I think Walker and I will both be ready to go. I heard that he threw fine today, made it through 6 or 7 innings or something. Looking forward to seeing him back out there against Oakland. But wherever Walker and I start, we don’t care we’ll be good.
Dodgers fans will always think of Clayton Kershaw as their go-to guy to start off the playoff run. But over the past two years, Walker Buehler has been that guy that fans seem to want to rely on in big games. That’s changed a little bit in a year that has only seen Walker make 7 starts.
But it’s not just the fact that Buehler isn’t getting out onto the field that has made fans want Kershaw starting. The long-time Dodgers ace is having himself one heck of a year after a down 2019. Kershaw is pitching like his Cy Young self, and the numbers he’s putting up back that.
In terms of the direction the Dodgers are heading, it sounds like it could end up being Clayton Kershaw going game one. It could also be Walker Buehler, but only time will tell. Dave Roberts didn’t really clarify in his comments other than to say it will be one of them.
Right now we still have Walker on Thursday and Clayton on Friday. We have the extra day for both guys…both guys don’t care where they get to start. It’s going to be 1 and 2 though.
Whichever guy they go with, the Dodgers can’t really go wrong in who they pick to get the team off to a good start in the postseason.