Dodgers: Walker Buehler and Dustin May Get the Nod For Series in Houston

The big series in Houston is set.

The Dodgers are just a few days away from a huge series in Houston. Every fan in Los Angeles knows that the team is going into Texas with a chip on their shoulder, with good reason.

I don’t have to remind you that this past offseason the Astros were exposed for their role in a massive cheating scandal. That cheating scandal ultimately led to them stealing the 2017 World Series away from Los Angeles. So it logically makes sense that Dodgers fans want to know which guys they are going to be throwing out there for those two games. 

Originally, the Dodgers were going to start Walker Buehler and piggyback Dustin May in game one. Buehler fell behind other pitchers in camp and likely will only be able to go a few innings to build up his pitch count. That seems to have changed after Clayton Kershaw hit the injured list with back soreness earlier this week. 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts revealed on Saturday afternoon that Walker Buehler would be starting on Tuesday and Dustin May would follow on Wednesday. For Tuesday’s game, Roberts expects the bullpen to back up Buehler. 

For May, it represents another opportunity to get a turn in the rotation after throwing on Opening Day. He held the Giants to just 1 run on 7 hits in 4.1 innings. He struck out 4 and did not allow a walk en route to the Dodgers’ first win of the season. 

Clayton Kershaw is expected to be back from the injured list in the series following the Astros. As it stands, he would get a start against the Diamondbacks at some point in that 4 game series. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.


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  1. Now that things are fair and square it would be very humiliating to get owned. Please don’t let this happen, and don’t forget to bean some guys

    • No Cole, Morton or Verlander. Makes things a little more interesting…But they still have all those 300 hitters……This series should tell us just HOW good these Dodgers are.Vegas will either look like Geniuses or Fools…

  2. No Verlander to worry about in the near future and maybe all year. He is out with an injury. I don’t like to see anyone get hurt, but…… as John Lennon said, instant karma’s gonna get you!

    • Yep. We didn’t cause the injury so.. haha. It was definitely karma for cracking jokes about cheating

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