After the Dodgers wrap up this series in Colorado, they head out to Minnesota for two games. They will take on the Twins for a mini-series, but things could be changing around very quickly depending on how the weather holds up. For some reason, the Twins thought that not having a dome in the northern part of the country was a great idea.
The Dodgers already shifted Clayton Kershaw back to start after the Opening Series. That came as a little bit of surprise, given that he is often the guy they turn to on Opening Day when healthy. They later explained that they wanted to give him a little bit more time to build him back up.
But with rain in the forecast in Minnesota, the Dodgers might have to change things up again. He is currently scheduled to pitch on Wednesday afternoon, and Dave Roberts reportedly has no plans to move him up to Tuesday, even with the weather.
With rain in the forecast for Minneapolis, #Dodgers are assessing pitching plans. Clayton Kershaw won’t be moved up to Tuesday according to Dave Roberts. Kershaw is scheduled to start on Wednesday.
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) April 10, 2022
So if things do line up, Kershaw could be starting the Dodgers home opener on Friday. That would mean that Wednesday’s game would have to get rained out, or Los Angeles could go with a bullpen game to cover it with the rain coming down.
For the moment, rain is expected on both Tuesday and Wednesday in Minneapolis. But the Dodgers will be careful with Kershaw and getting him that home opener might be a real option. That would push back Buehler though, who could be pitching on 5 days of rest if he were to go on Thursday.
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