ARLINGTON, TX – Clayton Kershaw will start Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed after his team’s Atlanta Braves lost 15-3 in the third. Wednesday’s game.Kershaw suffered from back spasms during a bullpen session on Saturday and was struck out of his originally scheduled Game 2 start on Tuesday, but Roberts said he is making steady progress every day.
The Dodgers were initially going to wait for their medical department to assess Kershaw one last time on Thursday morning, but Roberts felt comfortable enough to make the announcement after Wednesday’s game.
Kershaw, who will face rookie right-hander Bryse Wilson, kicked off what Roberts described as a “pretty aggressive” bullpen session Tuesday afternoon, before Tony Gonsolin took the loss by starting in his place.
Now Kershaw will win the ball with his Dodgers down 2-1 in this best of seven NLCS.