After officially naming Clayton Kershaw as the opening day starter on Monday, manager Dave Roberts continued on to list the rest of the rotation in order.
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That rotation in full goes as follows:
- Clayton Kerhsaw, left-handed pitcher
- Walker Buehler, right-handed pitcher
- David Price, left-handed pitcher
- Julio Urias, left-handed pitcher
- Alex Wood… left. handed. pitcher.
That there’s a lot of LHP’s in the rotation.
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Roberts spoke about the perceived concerns with a mostly left-leaning rotation and whether he thinks it’s actually a problem.
I don’t think so. I think that it doesn’t seem, from the outside looking in, as optimum as far as the balance. But every day is different. Each of these guys has a different mix.
These are our five best pitchers and I feel good about it.
As noted by Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register (who already did the heavy lifting here), Los Angeles had four left-handers in their starting rotation at times during the 2018 and 2017 seasons…