Before the game Monday,
But Mattingly qualified his statement, adding, "For now."
For what it's worth, Greinke is scheduled to speak at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in a time slot reserved for the next day's starting pitcher.
Nolasco's turn was skipped in the division series, when
If Greinke starts Game 4, Kershaw figures to pitch Wednesday in Game 5, also on three days' rest. Kershaw's bullpen session Monday was shorter than usual. Greinke threw 104 pitches in Game 1 of the series and Kershaw 72 in Game 2.
If Greinke pitches Tuesday, he could return to pitch Game 7, again on three days' rest. Kershaw could conceivably pitch in that game as a reliever.
Nolasco said no one has talked to him about the possibility of being skipped again.
"Until somebody tells me otherwise, I'm focused on going out there and pitching tomorrow," Nolasco said. "Those things are out of my control. I'm only concentrating on the things I can control."
Nolasco last started a game on Sept. 25.
Next in line?
President Stan Kasten has refused to say whether Mattingly will be retained for next season.
"I have to leave that alone," Baker said of the Dodgers' potential managerial vacancy.
However, the 64-year-old Baker made it clear he intends to manage again.
"Why not?" he said. "I have energy. Just because other people didn't want it anymore that doesn't mean you're supposed to quit. If we had a little bit of a different outcome, I'd be a manager now."
Baker played with the Dodgers from 1976-1983. Before managing the Reds, Baker managed the
He was at
Cardinals Game 3 starter
Even as their teams are competing for the right to play in the World Series, they remain in communication.
The reason: Wainwright is the commissioner of a
"I just recently had to make a last-minute adjustment to his roster," Wainwright said. "We don't talk about baseball. But fantasy football is pretty important among baseball players."
Asked to critique Wainwright's performance as league commissioner, Schumaker replied jokingly, "He's one of the worst commissioners in the history of fantasy football. He's always late. Draft time is always an hour later. He's horrible."
Asked why he doesn't start a process to impeach Wainwright, Schumaker smiled and said, "We've tried. We don't want to hurt his feelings. It means a lot to him."