Dave Roberts reiterated to the media that despite two consecutive subpar starts, Max Scherzer will be ‘the guy’ for the Dodgers in a potential Game 163 or Wild Card Game.
Scherzer has been nothing short of brilliant in the vast majority of the starts he’s made since being traded to the Dodgers at the deadline. The NL Cy Young candidate owns a 1.98 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, 33.6 K%, and opponents are hitting just .188 off of him. But even the great ones have off nights, and Scherzer has allowed 10 runs across 10.1 IP combined in his last two outings.
We discuss if the Dodgers should be at all concerned with Scherzer’s recent performance and we throw out our confidence level in Mad Max as LA prepares for a potential Wild Card Game or Game 163. Plus, why Dodger fans shouldn’t fear the Cardinals.
The likely loss of Clayton Kershaw brings things even more into clarity. Not that Kersh was likely to start a potential game 163 or Wild Card on short rest, now it’s certainly a no. Where the loss of Kershaw hurts even more is now Dave Roberts has less of an opportunity to get creative in a play in game. Where he could have maybe used someone like Julio Urias in a relief role after a Scherzer start, now each of the top three starters are incredibly important.
Not to say they wouldn’t have been already.
Clayton Kershaw Injury Update, Who Will Be Dodgers 4th Starter, Can LA Win World Series Without Him?
Looking for more Dodgers News? Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Subscribe and hit that notification bell to stay up to date on all the latest news, updates, rumors, interviews, live streams, and more!