The Dodgers will open up the second half of their season against the Rockies in Colorado. So the guys that already played in the All-Star Game don’t have to travel very far to kick things off this weekend.
Unfortunately, the Dodgers still have some things to figure out with their starting rotation. Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave has been extended again by the league and Clayton Kershaw isn’t expected to be ready to go immediately.
The Dodgers will go with Julio Urias on Friday night against the Rockies to start things off. After that, Walker Buehler will take the mound on Saturday seeking his 10th win of the season. David Price finishes up the series as he slots in as a starter for Los Angeles again.
Tony Gonsolin is the logical next-man-up for the Dodgers on Monday against the Giants at home. After that, the natural thing for them to do would be to throw another bullpen game. But with the trade deadline looming, there is reason to believe Los Angeles is seeking out another arm.
When and if that will happen is still yet to be determined. But for now, the Dodgers will go with 3 rested guys to open up the second part of the season. Kershaw is recovering from a forearm strain and the team did not have him ramp up throwing over the All-Star break.