The Nationals will send Jose Lobaton behind the plate as they try to even the series this afternoon. Earlier today, Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts said that Clayton Kershaw could get the nod for Game 4 if they drop the next two games, though they’ll be looking for a sharper outing from their ace than the one he delivered on Friday.
Lineups are below; game time is set for 4 PM EDT.
The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.
Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.
Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.