The Dodgers are going to be getting the help they need in the starting rotation. The Tuesday starter has been up in the air all week, and we know who will take on the bulk of the innings against the Giants.
Dodgers top pitching prospect Josiah Gray will get the call to pitch on Tuesday. Dave Roberts confirmed that after he was spotted throwing on the field on Monday afternoon. Gray had started a Triple-A game last week so the timing made sense.
Roberts did not say if Gray would be starting the game or coming in behind the opener. The Dodgers going with an opener would make sense depending on how the Giants lined up their batting order for Tuesday.
Whenever he does enter the game, Gray will be making his much anticipated big league debut. He hasn’t pitched much at triple-A given his shoulder injury, but Roberts seemed convinced he would be built up enough.
Gray has built up to right around 4 innings of work and 60+ pitches. The Dodgers are hoping that he can build upon that from his last start. If Gray can eat up roughly 4 innings for Los Angeles, their bullpen should be in a good spot.
The Dodgers only have 4 guys in their rotation right now, but David Price was originally supposed to be a bullpen arm.