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Dodgers Set Starting Rotation for Weekend Against the Nationals

The big announcement is “no change” from Dave Roberts.



Following their short series against the Anaheim Angels, the Dodgers will travel back to the East Coast to take on the Washington Nationals in a three-game series starting on Friday.

While in D.C., the Dodgers are set to roll out their top three starting pitchers with Hyun-Jun Ryu on Friday, Clayton Kershaw on Saturday, and Walker Buehler on Sunday.

This lineup, which is arguably the best 1-2-3 punch in the entire MLB when it comes to starting pitching, has been dominant all season.

The three pitchers recently combined to allow one run over three starts this past weekend against the Miami Marlins.

Additionally, each guy has played a large part in giving the Dodgers the lowest ERA among starting pitchers in all of baseball at 2.97 with the next closest at 3.18.

This is certainly bad news for the Nationals who currently hold the third-best record in the NL but still sit in second place in their division as they trail the Atlanta Braves by four games. They’ll have a lot to overcome if they hope to keep from falling behind in their division race.

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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  1. If any games are going to be lost it’s going to be because of the bullpen. Better hope the offense provides a big lead and the starter goes 6-7 with it.

  2. to win this series is good, but more importantly, it is a good learning/maturation process for Walker Buehler. Dodgers will need Walker, big time, in the playoffs. the upcoming playoffs will show Walker’s maturation and his ability to excel under stress at critical moments of the game he’ll undoubtedly face. Kershaw and the Dodgers coaches and staff imparting wisdom, knowledge guiding Walker’s maturation. I think, and hope, Walker will show the Dodgers their patience approach developing Walker will pay off.

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