Alert! Dodgers Start Kershaw In Game 4 On Short Rest
UPDATE: Despite pitching coach Rick Honeycutt telling reporters that the Dodgers would save Clayton Kershaw for a potential Game 5 start and go with Ricky Nolasco tonight, the team just announced that the Cy Young winner-to-be will indeed be taking the mound tonight in an effort to finish the Braves.
As noted below, this will be the first short-rest start of Kershaw’s entire career, regular season or playoffs, and he threw 124 pitches Thursday.
Kershaw has started 183 career games and none of them have come on short rest. He’s made 103 starts on four days’ rest, 61 starts on five days’ rest, and 18 starts on six or more days’ rest.
However, it also means that if the Dodgers lose tonight they could have Zack Greinke available on full rest for Game 5.
Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC SportsAlert! Dodgers Start Kershaw In Game 4 On Short Rest by Charles Mager