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Dave Roberts has confirmed that Clayton Kershaw will, again, be the Opening Day starter.
Kershaw will extend his Dodgers' record with his ninth Opening Day start. The Dodgers finally have another viable option in Walker Buehler, but Roberts decided to stick with ol' reliable.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, and Alex Wood have all thrown three-inning simulated games.
This means the three of them could pitch deeper into games once the season begins. Whereas a lot of starters will have innings limits early on, Kershaw might be in line for a quality start as early as Opening Day.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts says he doesn't anticipate starters going beyond four innings their first time through the rotation.
Similar innings restrictions will likely be a common theme throughout baseball this year, particularly early on. Roberts also added that LA will go with a five-man rotation to begin the season. That leaves Ross Stripling and Dustin May on the outside looking in.
Clayton Kershaw pitched four scoreless innings against the Tijuana Toros (a Mexican minor-league team) Monday, allowing three hits while striking out four.
Kershaw reached 67 pitches in the outing, and mostly dominated the minor league opponents he faced. He will take the mound for the Dodgers on Opening Day.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced Clayton Kershaw will be the team's Opening Day starter.
As expected. This will be Kershaw's ninth Opening Day start of his career. The rest of the Dodgers' rotation consists (in order) of Walker Buehler, David Price, Julio Urias, and Alex Wood.