As has been the case for a few weeks now, it’s tough to project the Dodgers starting rotation out more than a couple of days. On Sunday, manager Dave Roberts said Bud Norris would start the series finale on Thursday, but now that has been altered.
Roberts said before Tuesday’s game against the Phillies that Norris would be pushed to Friday against the Reds, with Ross Stripling starting Thursday in Philadelphia. Both will be starting on five days rest.
Dave Roberts said Ross Stripling will start Thur for #Dodgers. Bud Norris Fri in Cincy. Brett Anderson's wrist is fine. He goes Sat— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 16, 2016
Brett Anderson left his Sunday start with a mild left wrist sprain after giving up five runs in one inning. He will prepare for Saturday in Cincinnati with a bullpen session in Philadelphia.
Brett Anderson played catch and felt the range of motion return to his wrist. He'll throw a pen this week to see if he can make his start.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) August 16, 2016
Anderson will throw a bullpen tomorrow or day after. #Dodgers— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 16, 2016
Moving Norris to Friday also allows the Dodgers to keep nine relief pitchers for an extra game, as Norris will be activated from the disabled list when he makes his start.