Max Scherzer won’t start for Dodgers in NLCS Game 6 – .

Max Scherzer won’t start for Dodgers in NLCS Game 6 – .

ATLANTA – The Los Angeles Dodgers say Max Scherzer will not start Game 6 of the NL Championship Series against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
The Dodgers made the announcement Friday night. They didn’t say why Scherzer wouldn’t start and didn’t say which pitcher will take his place.

Atlanta leads the series 3-2.

Scherzer’s scratching was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Scherzer, a 37-year-old right-hander, is a three-time Cy Young Award winner acquired by the Washington Dodgers on July 30.

He got his first career save on Oct. 14 in San Francisco in Game 5 of the Division Series, throwing 13 pitches on two days off after throwing 110 pitches in seven innings in the Dodgers’ 1-0 loss in the match 3.

Scherzer started Game 2 against the Braves on Sunday and didn’t make a decision in Atlanta’s 5-4 win, throwing 79 shots in 4 1/3 innings. He said after that game he was kind of on his back, but at the time he didn’t think it was that bad.

Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports Walker Buehler could start on a short rest for the second time in the playoffs for the Dodgers or the team could go with a reliever game – with either Tony Gonsolin or David Price taking most of the innings.

Price was added to the squad roster in place of Joe Kelly, who suffered a season-ending bicep injury in Game 5.


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