On this final day of September, we have a chance to look at potential postseason matchups as the big dance draws near.
In just a week, the best-of-three Wild Card Series will kick off for both leagues, with the top two seeds in each league receiving a bye to the division series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of those teams, having already clinched the top seed in the National League.
MLB Network posed a question for Dodgers fans, asking for their opinions on this setup.
Julio Urías is currently lined up to start Game #1 of the NLDS for the Dodgers with Kershaw throwing Game #2.
What do you think? pic.twitter.com/nOxvX6Hc2q
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 29, 2022
Dodgers Postseason Rotation Lined Up
Dodgers fans ought to be pleased about this.
They could have a Cy Young favorite starting Game 1 and a former Cy Young with solid postseason experience starting Game 2.
That sets up quite nicely for the Dodgers.
One question mark though is the health of Tony Gonsolin, who appeared to be a strong contender for the Cy Young Award.
Could he be back in time for the postseason?
Would he start Game 3 or Game 4?
Based on where things stand right now, one would have to expect that the Dodgers will have Tyler Anderson lined up for one of those final two games.
But having Urias and Kershaw back-to-back to start the series sets up pretty well for the Dodgers, whose pitching has been elite this season and has carried them, even in the absence of Walker Buehler.
It’s hard to draw it up much better than that.
Question marks still do remain for the final two games, so we’ll what the Dodgers decide to do.