LOS ANGELES —— The Dodgers will try to take the second game of their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates with Clayton Kershaw making his third start since coming off the disabled list. In his first two games, Kershaw ramped up from three to five innings and should be on target to go deeper Tuesday. Iván Nova will hope to build on a solid June after his return from the disabled list.
Nova has made four starts after his return from a finger ligament strain, pitching 25⅔ innings and allowing five runs and 17 hits in those contests. He also recorded 21 strikeouts against five walks across those four appearances.
Kershaw has not faced the Pirates since 2016. The Pirate with the most experience against Kershaw is David Freese with 32 plate appearances against him. Freese is hitting .345/.375/.483 with no home runs.
Matt Kemp remains the most likely Dodger you will see on the field in two weeks in Washington DC. Kemp has the second-most votes in the outfield with 2,046,534 votes as of the July 2nd announcement.
The online voting ends on 8:59 p.m. PT on Thursday July 5th.
Last Sunday, manager Dave Roberts said he will be bringing his coaching staff with him as he is the National League’s manager this year. Roberts also said that Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black and Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez will be on his staff for that game.
Roberts and Black have a friendship from their days with the Padres. From 2011 - 2015, Roberts was both the first base coach and then bench coach when Black managed the Padres.
Dodgers to simulcast more games on KTLA5
The Dodgers and Spectrum Networks announced today that SportsNet LA will simulcast five additional game on KTLA5 later this summer. KTLA5 will also air the pregame show, Access SportsNet: Dodgers prior to the game simulcast, that broadcast will start at 5:30 for the August 4th game and at 6:30 for the remaining four games.
Those games are as follows:
- Saturday August 4th - 6:10 p.m. PT - Dodgers vs. Houston Astros
- Wednesday August 15th - 7:10 p.m. - Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants
- Monday August 20th - 7:10 p.m. - Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
- Friday August 31st - 7:10 p.m. - Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
- Tuesday September 4th - 7:10 p.m. - Dodgers vs. New York Mets
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV: SportsNet LA