The Dodgers are going to stick with a 4-man rotation for a while. That seems to be the case with them waiting on Tony Gonsolin to be ready. When Dustin May went down for the season with Tommy John surgery, Dave Roberts suggested the final spot wouldn’t fill until Gonsolin was ready to go.
The latest update is that Tony will need 2 more rehab starts until the Dodgers consider bringing him back into the rotation. That means he is just over a week and a half away from returning at the minimum. As such, Los Angeles will go with another bullpen game this week.
The Dodgers start a 4-game series with the Giants tonight in Los Angeles. It will be a team of relievers taking down the bulk of the innings for Dave Roberts as he keeps his starters on normal rest. And while he has not named an official opener, David Price seems to be the leading candidate.
The Dodgers should have 7 relievers that they could potentially go to on Thursday. If David Price gets the start, the hope is that he could go multiple innings. He threw 2 against Arizona in his last start when LA went with a bullpen game.
Aside from him, Edwin Uceta is the only other arm that the Dodgers would use for multiple innings. He last pitched on Sunday in San Francisco when the Giants hung 3 runs on him. Joe Kelly should make an appearance coming off of a one-out appearance against the Astros on Tuesday.