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Max Scherzer scratched from NLCS Game 6 start

The Dodgers will likely have another bullpen game on Saturday

Championship Series - Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves - Game Two Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Well, the injuries just keep coming for the Dodgers.

According to Jorge Castillo of The LA Times, Max Scherzer will not start for the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday.

Per the article:

Scherzer won’t make the start because of arm fatigue concerns, according to three people with knowledge of the situation. The Dodgers haven’t announced a starter a for the game.

His pitch count Saturday will be zero, leaving the Dodgers another obstacle to overcome as they face elimination.

This news is certainly less than ideal for the Dodgers. After a bullpen game in Game 5, they’ll likely have another bullpen game for Game 6.

Thank goodness for the travel day, because this could have been a whole lot worse for LA.

They’re also in a tough position, because if they were to place Scherzer on the Injured List he would be ineligible for the World Series, should the Dodgers advance.

The Dodgers just lost Joe Kelly for the postseason, and there’s a chance Justin Bruihl may need to be replaced as well as he’s currently dealing with some type of arm injury.

LA’s road to the World Series was already looking difficult as they still need to win two elimination games. Without Scherzer, the Dodgers are really going to need a full team effort in order to pull off the series win.