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Dodgers News: Corey Knebel to Start Tonight Against the Cardinals



The Dodgers and Cardinals are set to go head-to-head again tonight in game 2 of their series. One day after Los Angeles sent out Max Scherzer to dominate for 8 innings, they did not have an officially announced starter.

Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts did say that they expect to use Mitch White in a bulk role in this one. In the last couple of weeks, they have used him several times and deployed him both as a starter and out of the bullpen following an opener. 

White has had more success coming in following an opener, and he will do that again tonight. The Dodgers are starting Corey Knebel as the opener and the assumption is that White will come in after him. 

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Knebel has had a pretty good run since returning from the injured list in early August. Across 11.1 innings of work, he has been charged with 3 earned runs and punched out 10 strikeouts. The only runs he was charged with came against the Padres down in San Diego in back-t-back games. 

Mitch White’s last outing was as a starter against the Rockies last Sunday. He allowed 3 earned runs across 3.1 innings of work and eventually took the loss. That came right after he pitched 7.1 scoreless innings against the Pirates out of the bullpen.  

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. With Kershaw and Gonsolin slated to return soon, hopefully this will be the end of bullpen games for quite a while.

  2. Let’s hope so…….. I’m hoping my Dad 76 yr Dodgers fan is correct. He has said all along that Kershaw has been resting this entire time getting ready for the Pos season. He did well last year with the shortened season. I have been suspicious as well, so let’s hope Kersh just comes out being Kersh. It would solve the pitching problems, but Dodgers still have hitting problems with the lack of contact hitters in the line up. Answer = PLAY BEATY instead of Bellinger…

    • The last part of your post is socorrect. But we both know how stubborn Roberts and Bellinger can be. Roberts keeping him in there, although maybe tonight against a LHP he’s not in there. But somebody must be held accountable should Bellinger continue to tank in key run scoring opportunities in each game he’s in there.

    • The dodgers do this sort of thing every year. Fake DL’s for rest and roster manipulation. I also believe they hustle certain opponents so they can demoralize them late in the season at the best time

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