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Dodgers’ Dave Roberts On Corey Seager’s Back And The Starting Rotation

The Dodgers will face the Cubs in the NLCS, with Game 1 taking place on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Los Angeles is coming off of four days of rest, whereas Chicago barely finished their series against Washington on Thursday. However, not everything is going amazingly for Dave Roberts and the Dodgers.

On Friday he caught up with reporters and informed them that Corey Seager is currently dealing with a back issue (muscular). Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times tweeted that it is possible Seager does not see the field on Saturday for Game 1, though other reports also said that Roberts is hopeful that Seager will be ready.

Corey Seager went 3-11 in the NLDS with two runs batted in and three runs scored. Hopefully these few days off are enough and he’s able to bounce back for Game 1. The Dodgers do have players like Chris Taylor, Kiké Hernandez, and Charlie Culberson who could fill in if necessary, but hopefully it doesn’t even get to that point!

Dave Roberts also revealed the Dodgers’ starting rotation for the NLCS. Clayton Kershaw will take the ball for Game 1, of course, with Rich Hill, Yu Darvish, and Alex Wood to follow. This matches what the Dodgers had planned for the NLDS.

The Dodgers and the Cubs will square off at 5:08 p.m. PT at Dodger Stadium on Saturday. Will you be there this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!

Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus. Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation. Lifelong Dodgers fan.


  1. First Robbie Ray pitched in the wild card game. Now Cubs/Nats goes five with a rain out and Cubs planes take forever to get to LA……this just may be the year….

  2. I will be watching every pitch from here on the East Coast and praying for a Dodgers/Yankees World Series!

  3. I think leaving Cory Seager off the NLCS roster is a smart move by Roberts, we can handle the Cubbies without him and can’t afford to lose him for the WS.

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