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Dodgers News: Bobby Miller Officially Named to the NLDS Starting Rotation by Dave Roberts

We are still a couple weeks away from October, but we now know at least one of the starting pitchers who will go for the Dodgers in the NLDS.

On Friday, ahead of Bobby Miller’s start for the Dodgers against the Mariners in Seattle, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Miller would start “one of the first two” games of the postseason for LA. That means Miller would get the start in Game 1 or Game 2 of the NLDS, which would be at Dodger Stadium. Jack Harris of the LA Times was among those to report Roberts’ words.

This is huge news for the Dodgers, but something that doesn’t exactly come as a surprise. As I wrote last week when assessing the rotation, Bobby Miller deserves to be the Dodgers’ Game 1 starter, if for no other reason than there’s truly no better option.

Miller has been the Dodgers most consistent pitcher since coming up earlier this season, and has proven time and time again that he has what it takes to get the best lineups out in any environment.

Over two months ago I said Miller should get the start in Game 1 of the postseason, and at this point, that’s looking to be the case. While I love Clayton Kershaw, his shoulder is starting to be a huge concern, and I don’t think the Dodgers can trust him in a Game 1 situation.

I expect Miller to get the ball in Game 1 and Kershaw to get the ball in Game 2, before the Dodgers go on the road where, like I wrote here, Ryan Pepiot would get Game 3.

Dodgers fans rejoice. Bobby Miller is going to get his chance to make a huge impact on the Dodgers run to the World Series.

Photo Credit: William Purnell-USA TODAY Sports

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer 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 since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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