The Dodgers sort of caught everyone off guard on Tuesday night in St Louis. Facing the Cardinals in game number 2 of the series, the assumption was that Mitch White would take on the bulk of the innings. That did not happen.
Dave Roberts went with Corey Knebel to start the game and continued with a bullpen game the rest of the night. Evan Phillips was responsible for the most work out of the Dodgers bullpen after throwing 1.2 innings.
Instead, the Dodgers will go with Mitch White on Wednesday night to start the game. The hope is that he can provide decent bulk innings for Doc to ease up tension on the relievers. White last pitched as a starter on August 29th against the Rockies and gave up 3 runs in 3.1 innings of work.
There was also some thought to the Dodgers activating Andre Jackson for this game. That could still happen, but White pitching the bulk would seem to indicate that the plans have changed. Julio Urias is set to pitch the following game on Thursday morning.
After that, the rotation goes back to Walker Buehler and Max Scherzer for the weekend. After that could be anyone, including possibly Tony Gonsolin.