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.
The Dodgers’ starters will remain in their current order through the weekend, Dave Roberts said.
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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.