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Dodgers Move Up Tyler Glasnow’s Start to Face Yankees

Just “any other series,” right?

The Los Angeles Dodgers have adjusted right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow’s schedule so he can pitch on Sunday Night Baseball against the New York Yankees.

Glasnow, who’s yet to pitch on “regular” four-days rest all year long, will be doing it for the first time on Sunday night in the series finale against the Yankees in New York.

“I think, sitting here, a priority is to make sure (Yoshinobu Yamamoto) stays on his extra rest,” Roberts said to reporters. “I don’t see that changing even through October. I think Tyler is a guy, at some point, you’ve got to get him a couple, a handful of regulars (fifth-day starts) which is certainly down the road this season.”

That first one is coming on Sunday night primetime against the MLB’s best team in the Yankees.

In his first year in Los Angeles, Glasnow has been spectacular, sporting a 2.93 ERA in 13 starts. He currently leads the majors in strikeouts (104), and has thrown 80 innings, just 40 shy of his career high.

And he made it clear he doesn’t care about getting that extra rest in between starts.

“I feel like when you are a starting pitcher you just always assume you’re going to be on a five-day (schedule),” Glasnow said. “Given the circumstances now, I’m on it. But I’m always trying to be ready for a five-day. So if they need me to go five in a row on a five-day, that would be no problem.”

The Dodgers have been cautious this year when they’ve had pitchers go on regular rest. Recently, James Paxton threw just three innings and 50 pitches since he was on a regular schedule without the added day of rest. Will Roberts be similarly cautious with his ace?

“I’m not going to go into it of that mind,” Roberts said. “It’s the last day of a six-game set. He’s our ace. Yeah, it’s short rest. But I’m going to read and react. It’s not going to be kind of where James or with Gavin shorten them up a little bit. It’s kind of – let Tyler go do what he does and help us win a game.”

Yoshinobu Yamamoto is facing Cody Poteet on Friday night in the series opener. Then, Gavin Stone and Nestor Cortes face off on Saturday. The series finale will be Glasnow against the leading American League Cy Young candidate, Luis Gil.

Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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