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This weekend, April 16-18, one of the most anticipated series in MLB will have its first showdown of the season when the Dodgers from Los Angeles face with Fathers of San Diego, a series for which Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts is already beginning to take his measurements by fielding his best pitchers.
Previous series for Dodgers
This week, the Dodgers will begin hosting the Colorado Rockies after having Monday as a day off. Trevor Bauer will start Tuesday’s game, Dustin May will start Wednesday’s game after an eight-day break and Mexico’s Julio Urías will close the series on Thursday.
For those wondering when Dustin May will pitch again … #Dodgers rotation for #Rockies series is Trevor Bauer (Tue), May, Julio Urias. That sets up Walker Buehler, Clayton Kershaw and Bauer for next weekend’s series at #Fathers.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) April 11, 2021
Dodgers vs. Fathers
Pitchers who start games against Padres will be the rising star Walker Buehler, the three-time Cy Young Award winner, Clayton Kershaw, and reigning National League pitcher of the year, Trevor Bauer.
Dave Roberts confirmed that this will be the #Dodgers starting rotation next weekend for their first series against the Padres
“You can read into that what you want”????
Friday – Walker Buehler
Saturday – Clayton Kershaw
Sunday – Trevor Bauer
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) April 11, 2021
Reactions from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts
“I think you can read it any way you want,” Roberts told the Los Angeles Times, #but I think the ultimate goal is to make sure the guys are rested and feel good about starting a particular series. “
The Dodgers manager also assured that they will be making these types of adjustments in the rotation all season, first, because they have enough talent to do it, and second, the need to manage the pitchers as best as possible for the career that they are planning to make the playoffs in October.
Dodgers awaits the vs. Fathers
“I doubt to be more emphatic,” added Roberts, “but if you look at the talent of his club, the preparation … we will be ready for this series.”
The Dodgers and Padres met in two Spring Training games in which San Diego won the first 2-1 and tied 4-4 in the second.