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.
Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to fatigue in his right shoulder, Newsday’s Tim Healey reports. The roster move is retroactive to July 12. Steven Matz will open up a two-game series in Minnesota, starting in Wheeler’s place on Tuesday.
As Healey notes, the soonest Wheeler can return is July 23, which would give him at most two starts ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. Wheeler has frequently been brought up in trade conversations as he can become a free agent after the season and the 42-51 Mets have been freefalling.
Wheeler, 29, owns a 4.69 ERA with 130 strikeouts and 34 walks across 119 innings of work this season.