Dodgers’ Dave Roberts On Clayton Kershaw’s Availability And More

Remember on Monday when Dave Roberts said that Yu Darvish and Clayton Kershaw were not available fro Tuesday? Well, that has changed just a little bit.

Clayton Kershaw reportedly sent Roberts a text on Monday letting him know that he was ready to go for Game 6. However, Dave Roberts would still rather save Kershaw for Wednesday, should there be a Game 7.

Now that it’s clear that Dave Roberts doesn’t want to use Clayton Kershaw for Game 6, what does that mean for Rich Hill? In Game 2 of the World Series, Hill was pulled after four solid innings. He gave up just one run on three hits, but was pulled early to prevent Hill from facing the lineup for the third time. In 2017, Hill held batters to a .158 batting average and gave up no home runs when facing a lineup for the 3rd time around.

In Game 6 against the Astros, it doesn’t sound like Dave Roberts has any intention of pulling Rich Hill early. Luckily, he has Alex Wood to back him up just in case.

Lastly, Kenley Jansen is of course available but his usage will be limited. In the postseason so far, Jansen has pitched 13.2 innings and a total of 190 pitches. In the World Series alone, he has pitched 5.2 innings and 90 pitches, with 33 of those pitches coming from Sunday.

The first pitch of Game 6 is scheduled to take place at 5:20 p.m. PT. Do you think the Dodgers have what it takes to push this series to a Game 7? Show your support and let us know in the comments below!

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