The Dodgers and Cubs are set to play a doubleheader today in Chicago. This comes one day after rain/inclement weather shut down their shot at playing on Monday. The 2 teams will instead play a set of 7 innings games to make up the game.
Walker Buehler was initially set to get the ball for the Dodgers on Monday in Chicago. He would have been pitching on 5 days of rest had he pitched as scheduled. Instead, the Dodgers opted to push him back to Wednesday.
The Dodgers will instead turn to Clayton Kershaw in game 1 at 11:20 am PT. Kershaw will be pitching on 5 days of rest and was already scheduled to throw Tuesday. They will also go with Trevor Bauer in game 2 at 4:40 pm PT.
Bauer is going to be throwing off 4 days of rest, which is normal for him. The Dodgers pitcher has expressed a desire to throw every 4 days, and the team has been open to the idea. They might be more open to it now that they will be without Dustin May for the rest of the 2021 season.
The Cubs and Dodgers are both looking to take advantage of the opportunity to win 2 games on Tuesday. Chicago has lost 7 of their last 10 games and are in 4th place in the National League Central. Los Angeles is obviously looking for a chance to find their groove again and get back to winning.