The Dodgers did everything possible to upgrade their roster before this year’s trade deadline. they added lefty Danny Duffy, shortstop Trea Turner, and arguably the best arm available in Max Scherzer.
While Scherzer is 37 years old, don’t let that fool you. Mad Max, as he’s often referred to, is one of the most intense players in the league. So far this year he has put up a 8-4 record to go along with a 2.76 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 111 innings.
So it begs the question, when will he make his first start for Los Angeles?
Dave Roberts mentioned that Scherzer will be flying in to join the team on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a side session on Sunday. As for when he starts, Roberts mentioned Wednesday as a likely day.
“I think Wednesday is the day we’re targeting.”
The rotation while being one of the biggest strengths for the Dodgers this year, has been depleted over the past couple months. They’ve been without the likes of Dustin May, Clayton Kershaw, and Trevor Bauer for sometime now. However, Kershaw should return pretty soon to form the best top of the rotation in baseball. A rotation of Kershaw, Scherzer, Walker Buehler, Julio Urías, and either Danny Duffy (when healthy) or David Price should make teams afraid to walk up to the plate.
A three-headed monster of Kershaw, Scherzer, and Buehler in the playoffs would be any team’s dream. Fortunately for Dodger fans, that three-headed monster is on their side.