Clayton Kershaw to start NLDS Game 4
Clayton Kershaw will take the mound for the Dodgers in their win-or-stay-home Game 4 of the National League Division Series against Washington, today at 2:05 p.m.
Over the past three postseasons, Kershaw has made three starts on three days’ rest, totaling 19 innings, with a 1.89 ERA and 23 strikeouts against four walks.
In NLDS Game 1 on Friday, Kershaw allowed three runs on eight hits and a walk in five innings, with seven strikeouts.
The decision leaves Julio Urías to start a potential Game 5 on the road in Washington on Thursday, though essentially, every Dodger pitcher is on call for every inning from this point forward. For a rundown on their workloads from the previous two days, click here.
Joe Ross has been announced as the starter for Washington. The 23-year-old, second-year right-hander had 3.43 ERA in 19 starts this year.
Ross allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings at Dodger Stadium on June 22, in a game the Dodgers won in the ninth on Yasiel Puig’s Little League home run. He has pitched only 9 2/3 innings since July 2, having missed 2½ months with right shoulder inflammation until late September.