A shockwave hit the Dodgers and the baseball world late on Friday night when it was rumored that Max Scherzer would not be making his scheduled start in NLCS game 6 tonight in Atlanta.
As of now, all we still know is that the right-hander’s right arm is still not bouncing back well after his game 5 save in the NLDS against the Giants. This comes after losing Justin Turner and Joe Kelly for the season, dealing another gut punch for the Dodgers.
At any rate, there’s no crying in baseball and there are no timeouts. LA will still need to field a team and have somebody take the tonight at Truist Park. With that, we explore some options for the depleted boys in blue.
Will it be another bullpen game or will it be Walker Buehler on short rest? Chances are that much depends on whether or not an extra day would be enough time for Max Scherzer to rebound. For many, the thought of back-to-back bullpen days in back-to-back games sounds like the worst-case scenario. However, if Buehler does go on short rest, you’re again risking an abbreviated start which seemingly is a bullpen game on its own.
The Dodgers added David Price back to the active roster yesterday and, in all likelihood, will add another long arm like Mitch White or Andre Jackson today in place of an injured Justin Bruihl.
Once again for LA, it’s all hands on deck.
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