The Dodgers and Rockies will square off in the rubber game this afternoon in Los Angeles. They’ll be looking to take the series after a late win over Colorado on Saturday night. But up until now, LA did not have a starting pitcher announced.
Dave Roberts revealed after the game that Mitch White would be making the start. He will be recalled at some point to make his 3rd start of the 2021 season. White last pitched against the Pirates last week in a big win.
In that game, White came in out of the bullpen and pithed 7.1 masterful innings. He did not allow a run and struck out 6 Pirates batters while allowing just 2 hits. That performance was huge given that it saved the bullpen which had been very overworked.
The same can be said of the Dodgers bullpen this week. With 2 reliever games over the last couple of days, the bullpen has seen a whole lot of work and stress. The hope is that White can come in and throw upwards of 90 pitches again like he did in his start against the Pirates.
The Dodgers will also need to make a roster move today in order to get White added in. Edwin Uceta is a decent candidate to get sent back down after being called up on Saturday.