The struggling Dodgers are not going to be getting a break heading into this weekend. After back-to-back series losses against the Padres and Reds, Los Angeles has to face the Brewers in Milwaukee.
The Dodgers also sound like they are going a little unconventionally in their approach. The probably for the 4-games series are listed as Trevor Bauer, TBD, Dustin May, and Julio Urias. Dave Roberts revealed on Wednesday afternoon that they were leaning towards a bullpen game.
Doc also said that the team was not sure at this point which reliever would open that game. That is dependent on how the Dodgers go through the final game against the Reds on Wednesday and the first game against the Brewers on Thursday.
For Dodgers fans, it’s not exactly ideal to have the bullpen throwing throughout the game. Relievers have been one of the biggest holes in the team in the early part of the season. So to expect them to throw 9 innings is slightly unnerving.
The Dodgers do have a few guys on the team that can go multiple innings. Jimmy Nelson could potentially go 2, while Dennis Santana is another option to eat 2 innings. Aside from those 2 guys, they don’t currently have the typical multiple innings guys available.
Mitch White is someone who can take on the load of 2 innings but he’s currently on the COVID. The Dodgers could pull him off at any time as he recovers from getting his vaccine shot.