He did reveal the rotation:
"There's a number of reasons," Mattingly said. "I'm not going to get into the reasons why we're doing everything."
The reason, it appears, is to align the top of the rotation with the
The Giants lost their Saturday game against the
Kershaw probably will pitch in the
The Dodgers face the Cardinals the first series after the break. Mattingly joked that if he were Matheny, he'd throw Kershaw for most of the game so he wouldn't be available the following series. But it is very unlikely Kershaw will pitch more than two innings.
As for the Giants, Manager
After Mattingly failed to elaborate on his rationale behind the rotation schedule, one reporter pressed whether it had to do with the Giants series.
"We have someone going to pitch there," Mattingly said.