Clayton Kershaw starts in Game 1 on Friday night at Dodger Stadium, followed by Rich Hill on Saturday in Game 2. Hill threw a simulated game on Monday at Dodger Stadium, and came out of that well.
“We feel good with Rich pitching at home. He feels comfortable and has had a lot of success here,” Roberts said. “Yu is comfortable pitching either at home or on the road.”
Hill has a 2.77 ERA in 14 home starts this season, and a 4.06 ERA in 11 starts on the road.
The first road game of the series will be started by Yu Darvish on Monday.
Where that Game 3 will take place will be decided on Wednesday night, when the Diamondbacks host the Rockies in the National League wild card game at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dodgers will play the winner in the NLDS.
Roberts wouldn’t commit to a Game 4 yet, at least not officially, but it’s down to Hyun-jin Ryu or Alex Wood. The latter has more bullpen experience in his career, while Ryu has one career relief appearance, a four-inning save on May 25.
“He’s uncomfortable in that [relief] role, having only done it once,” Roberts said. “With Ryu, he’s either going to be on as a starter, or not on the roster.
“With Alex, he has obviously done both roles, He’s earned the opportunity to potentially get a long look as a starter. He’s had a tremendous season.”