With the final Dodgers/Giants series in the books for 2021, and LA fans are left feeling, well, disappointed and exhausted. Walker Buehler had one of his toughest outings of the season and was pulled earlier than expected, leaving the bullpen to pick up the pieces in the loss.
Fortunately, today’s quick turnaround game will have Max Sherzer on the mound, rested and ready to go since, according to manager Dave Roberts, he traveled to St. Louis ahead of the team so that he could get situated before Monday’s early start.
But there are still 3 other games coming up against the Cardinals and a few question marks when it comes to scheduled starters for the Dodgers. Doc talked a bit about the rotation outlook and the “TBA’s” listed amongst the probable pitchers.
He seemingly worked backward.
We don’t know who’s gonna start Tuesday and Wednesday. I think it’s Julio [Urias] on Thursday. I’m not sure about the other days, we don’t know. You look at Mitch White, he’s obviously gonna be in the mix on Tuesday.
It sounds as though at least one of the “TBA’s” will end up being a bullpen game, if not both, which is par for the course for the Dodgers in 2021.
Ahead of the game on Monday, Doc mentioned right-hander Andre Jackson as someone on the taxi squad that is likely to pick up key innings on Wednesday.
Help on the Way
In positive updates, Clayton Kershaw will head out on a rehab start on Tuesday night and, if all goes well, could be activated as soon as next week when the Dodgers welcome the Diamondbacks to Dodger Stadium.
Tony Gonsolin came out of a rehab start at Low-A Rancho Cucamonga fine on Saturday night.
Got a chance to ask Tony Gonsolin a couple of questions. The answers were: he feels really good (great news) and he is not sure what the next steps are. He did say it had been a while since facing live batters and that he was rushing a bit at the beginning. @DodgersNation pic.twitter.com/md158EKmFy
— Tim Rogers ?? (@SDDodger) September 5, 2021
While he’s not sure what his next step is, Roberts mentioned over the weekend that Tony could be activated soon. Possibly as soon as this weekend.