金曜日に, manager Dave Roberts said he planned to start Scherzer at アトランタ only two days after the right-hander earned his first career save in the team’s NL Division Series-clinching win at San Francisco.
しかしながら, the plan was contingent upon a final go-ahead from Scherzer. And the team tweeted on Saturday that Knebel would start instead.
Though Knebel normally pitches in relief, the starting assignment is not a new role. Knebel was 4-0 とともに 2.45 彼は 27 ゲーム, including four starts, 今シーズン.
Roberts said Friday that Tony Gonsolin would be one of the pitchers used if he went with a bullpen game.
Scherzer was 15-4 とともに 2.46 ERA for Washington and Los Angeles this season, 含む 7-0 とともに 1.98 彼は 11 starts for the Dodgers. He has pitched 12 1/3 innings over three appearances in the playoffs, allowing two runs and six hits with 16 三振.
Scherzer earned his first career save in a 2-1 victory over San Francisco on Thursday night in Game 5 of the NLDS.
Left-hander Max Fried will be Atlanta’s Game 1 スターター.