Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw is not available for Game 5 of NLDS
All hands are not on deck for the Dodgers on Thursday night.
Clayton Kershaw is “absolutely not” available to appear in relief, Manager Dave Roberts said before Game 5 of the National League division series against Washington.
Kershaw threw 110 pitches and logged 6 2/3 innings in Game 4. He was pitching on three days of rest, after missing more than two months this summer because of a herniated disk.
Kershaw played catch before Thursday’s game. If the Dodgers advance, he is on schedule to start Game 2 of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs.
Rich Hill will start on short rest in Game 5. Roberts confirmed that 20-year-old rookie Julio Urias is likely to follow Hill on the mound at some point.
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