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Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Talks About Pitching Situation Heading Toward Postseason

Going into the postseason, the Dodgers don’t know what their pitching staff will look like, but Andrew Friedman is confident it will be competitive. As the club celebrated its NL West clincher this weekend, the president of baseball operations was asked to come back down to Earth for a minute and look ahead at one area of perceived weakness for Los Angeles… the starting pitching.

He was less than worried about it in the moment.

“I mean, the biggest thing is I feel confident we’re going to go into October with 13 pitchers that are really talented. Exactly how things are going to shake out we don’t know yet. But we’re going to be bringing different looks and really good stuff to the party and it’ll be fun with this lineup with what they can do in the batter’s box of what they can do on defense the collection of talent this room is special and has every chance to win a World Series.”


The Dodgers have had the most injuries to their starting rotation in the major leagues. They didn’t foresee Julio Urías’ legal issues making him unable to pitch in the postseason.

The health of Clayton Kershaw is still questionable after his Saturday start. However, he will take the ball whenever he can.

If Lance Lynn can keep his pitches down in the strike zone, he will be an effective veteran during the postseason. If not, he and the Dodgers will be in trouble.

On Friday, Dave Roberts announced Bobby Miller will start either Game 1 or Game 2 in the NLDS. If Miller can control his emotions during the postseason, he will become a superstar in baseball.

What the Dodgers saw from Emmet Sheehan and Gavin Stone during the Seattle Mariners complicates the situation. Of course, Ryan Yarbrough will play an integral role in the playoffs. If the Dodgers experience any success in the postseason, the rookie pitchers will lead the way.

There are 14 more games for the team to sort through the game plan for NLDS game 1.

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