The Dodgers have the luxury of tinkering with their starting rotation as the season dwindles down. They hold a sizeable lead in the National League West division, but they can’t get complacent.
There is still business to finish, and they need to make sure they are continuing to build good habits as the postseason approaches. The question that keeps coming up surrounding the Dodgers is what their postseason will starting rotation look like.
The team has seen some uncharacteristic pitching issues this season, but things have seemed to calm down a bit lately. The rotation seems more stable than it has been all season long, giving some glimpses into the potential come playoff time.
Our very own Doug McKain discussed the Dodgers rotation and have his opinion on how he would set things up in the postseason. You can watch the full video here!
Here’s Doug’s rotation:
It’s a very solid stack up here, and one that could easily be put together in real life.
Manager Dave Roberts has the ultimate trust in his guys, namely Kershaw, so it wouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone if he was selected to pitch game one.
It would be a nice set-up for game two, knowing that Urias was waiting in the wings to take his turn on the mound. You then throw out two pitchers who aren’t scared of the moment or a big road game in Lynn and Miller. Miller would be a wild card since he is a rookie, but he has shown a level of toughness on the mound this season.
Injured pitcher Walker Buehler could also make his way into the rotation if he is able to return this season. He has been one of the more trusted pitchers in the postseason since his debut, so things could get very interesting for the team here soon.
LA has the ability to move things around to see what makes sense for them. The rotation may also come down to who the team faces in the postseason as well. Matchups play a big role in how teams build their roster and game plan, so things could be up in the air until we see what happens down the stretch.
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