Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw should be LA’s third playoff starter
The Dodgers at least publicly are still sorting out their playoff rotation. Clayton Kershaw should be the third playoff starter.
Entering the final few games of the 2019 season, the Dodgers are heavy favorites to win the National League pennant for a third consecutive season. Despite being the NL favorites, the Dodgers still have plenty to sort out with their playoff roster. In addition to figuring out who will be the club’s fourth playoff starter, the Dodgers also need to figure out their rotation order.
The good news for the Dodgers is that they have three quality playoff starters. The fact that their rotation could be assembled in any order shows the quality of their top three playoff starters. It is easy to make the case for any of Kershaw, Buehler, and Ryu to get the ball in game one of the NLDS. Dave Roberts and Andrew Friedman will have to weigh the pros and cons of how they assemble their rotation.
Here are a few reasons why the Dodgers should make Clayton Kershaw their third playoff starter and start Hyun-Jin Ryu and Walker Buehler in the first two games of the NLDS.