Stephen Strasburg was terrific in his return from the disabled list Saturday against the Rockies …
Strasburg was out for a little over a month because of a left oblique strain. He also missed time earlier this year with a trapezius strain. “He didn’t look like he was coming off the DL,” Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez told Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post on Saturday night. “His stuff was electric”
Strasburg still owns an ugly 4.76 season ERA, but he’s obviously very capable of a strong finish.
We know Clayton Kershaw will oppose Dallas Keuchel in Game 1 of the World Series. We now know the rest of the Dodgers’ rotation order, per Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. After Kershaw, it’ll be Rich Hill, then Yu Darvish, followed by Alex Wood.
No surprise, that’s the same order the Dodgers used in the NLCS against the Cubs. Dodger starters combined to post a 2.67 ERA with 31 strikeouts and four walks across 27 innings in the NLCS.
The Astros haven’t yet announced their rotation order, but we can safely assume Justin Verlander will follow Keuchel in Game 2.