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.
Also, Roberts said, as of now, they aren’t planning to use Julio Urías or Clayton Kershaw out of the bullpen between postseason starts (like they did with Urías last year)
Roberts said only in a winner-take-all game would all hands be on deck
— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) September 25, 2022
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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