Walker Buehler was scheduled to start on Sunday for a potential Game 7, but instead will start Game 6 on short rest again.
The bullpen figures to be used heavily all weekend, so what route do the Dodgers take?
They used a number of pitchers in Game 5, with Brusdar Graterol and Blake Treinen each tossing two scoreless innings. They could go the same route and count on 6-7 pitchers to throw at some point. Or, depending on whether or not the Dodgers’ offense scores any runs, they could have a pitcher eat a bulk of the innings.
The two options are Tony Gonsolin and David Price, who could easily give the Dodgers three innings if needed. With this being an elimination game, I’m not sure how much confidence I have in those guys on the mound. With that being said, if the offense is able to get a 4-5 run lead early on, it would be ideal for one of those arms to pitch multiple innings.
I have no clue what to expect, but fasten those seatbelts because it’s going to be a wild ride later tonight.
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