The Dodgers announced Tuesday that Clayton Kershaw will head to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make a rehab start Saturday. The plan for Kershaw is to pitch four innings and if all goes well, this will be the final step before Kershaw rejoins the Dodger rotation next week.
The left-hander has pitched in only one game since May 1 after dealing with biceps tendonitis and more recently, back issues. Kershaw will be a welcome addition to a rotation ravaged by injury.
|2B||Muncy (L)||RF||Heyward (L)|
|C||Grandal (S)||1B||Rizzo (L)|
|1B||Bellinger (L)||LF||Schwarber (L)|
As for the Dodgers, they will square off with the Cubs for two games Tuesday in the friendly confines. Last time the Dodgers and Cubs squared off for a doubleheader was 16 years ago when their current manager, Dave Roberts, was hitting leadoff and playing centerfield. That day worked out well for the visitors with a pair of wins over a Cubs team that would lose 95 games.
The 2018 version of the Cubs is a bit different than the 2002 club, having already won 40 of 68 games this season.
This is the third doubleheader for the Dodgers in 2018, splitting two games in San Francisco on April 28 and sweeping two from the Nationals on May 19. Game 2 of the pair in Washington was actually the last time Rich Hill attempted a start, failing to make a pitch before exiting after a ruptured blister.
In the previous 10 doubleheaders dating back to 2010, the Dodgers have swept two, been swept in three and split five.
Game 1 info
Time: 10:05 a.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA