The Dodgers will face the Cubs in the NLCS, with Game 1 taking place on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles is coming off of four days of rest, whereas Chicago barely finished their series against Washington on Thursday. However, not everything is going amazingly for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers.
On Friday he caught up with reporters and informed them that Corey Seager is currently dealing with a back issue (muscular). Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times tweeted that it is possible Seager does not see the field on Saturday for Game 1, though other reports also said that Roberts is hopeful that Seager will be ready.
Corey Seager may not play in Game 1 as he recovers from a "muscular issue" in his back, Dave Roberts said.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) October 14, 2017
Seager (back) not working out again today but Roberts optimistic he can play Game 1. Issue is muscular.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 13, 2017
Corey Seager went 3-11 in the NLDS with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Hopefully these few days off are enough and he’s able to bounce back for Game 1. The Dodgers do have players like Chris Taylor, Kiké Hernandez, and Charlie Culberson who could fill in if necessary, but hopefully it doesn’t even get to that point!
Dave Roberts also revealed the Dodgers’ starting rotation for the NLCS. Clayton Kershaw will take the ball for Game 1, of course, with Rich Hill, Yu Darvish, and Alex Wood to follow. This matches what the Dodgers had planned for the NLDS.
Rich Hill starts Game 2, Yu Darvish Game 3, Alex Wood Game 4.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) October 14, 2017
The Dodgers and the Cubs will square off at 5:08 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. Will you be there this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!