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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Starts to Layout What Postseason Rotation Could Look Like

With 16 days remaining till Game 1 of the NLDS for your Los Angeles Dodgers, a lot of questions still remain.

Will Tony Gonsolin or Dustin May be ready? Who will be on the postseason roster? Who will be in the closer role? One thing that remains clear to Dodgers Skipper Dave Roberts is that, barring any winner-take-all scenario, Julio and Kersh will be used more conventionally. LA Times beat writer, Jack Harris, shares what Doc said.

Even though Dodgers veteran Clayton Kershaw has only started in 20 games, compared to Julio Urias’s 29, he has been superb. 

In those 20 starts, Kershaw has gone 10-3 with a 2.42 ERA, 124 strikeouts, and a 0.95 WHIP in 115.1 innings pitched. Oh and he was the starting pitcher in the All-Star game for the NL team at Dodger Stadium

Urias has been even more spectacular for the Boys in Blue going an incredible 17-7 with a 2.25 ERA, 157 strikeouts, and a 0.95 WHIP in 164 innings pitched. And even though he wasn’t selected to participate in the All-Star game this year, he has certainly performed like one. 

These two guys are the clear-cut aces this season. Nobody saw this coming after Urias’ slow start and Kershaw’s age but these two have defied the odds in 2022. 

Both have a lot of experience on the big stage and ice in their veins when the pressure is on. It’ll be exciting to see both Urias and Kershaw continue to do what they’ve been doing all season long, dominate.

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Ricardo Sandoval

Born and Raised in the East side of Los Angeles. Ricardo is a staff writer at Dodgers Nation and on the LA Sports Report network of sites. He's also a lifelong Dodgers and Lakers fan. Ricardo is an alumnus of CSUN (Go Matadors).


    1. Anderson is the clear 3 starter after Urias and Kershaw. Gonsolin and May are wild cards due to injury, and May’s clear lack of consistency.

  1. No respect for Anderson, who has pitched like an ace from day 1, not even his name mentioned in an article about the post season rotation.

      1. Yeah #3 is pretty easy to figure out, #4 not so much. May and Gonsolin won’t be built up enough, so that leaves Heaney or someone else. Between Heaney and Grove, Grove’s been pitching better lately, but the best option might be Pepiot, and it’s disappointing that he hasn’t been given more work. Pepiot looks like he’s only a little tweaking away from being a front-line starter. He’s never really looked that out of place though and just needs to control the walks better. Just 2 earned runs in his last 11 innings, and definitely worthy of having a better look.

        1. Forgot to mention, I want to see more of Jackson! He looked great last night and so far in his career, 17.1 innings 1.56 ERA, which is less than 2 full games but that’s the sort of thing that needs to have us wanting to see more. It’s pretty far- fetched to think he could make it to the playoff roster but if things were actually based upon who’s performing the best lately, a few more good performances should at least have him in the conversation, but sadly, he’s not going to see much more action this year. When he can find a regular spot in the pen, and especially when watching old videos doesn’t play such a role in this, he could be a real keeper.

  2. The weakest part of the Dodgers in the past post seasons has been Roberts handling of the pitching.

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