Buzz: Who starts on Friday?

Joe Torre has not named his starting pitcher for Friday’s game in Atlanta, although he’s expected to do so today.

Basically, Torre and the Dodgers are still deciding if Jason Schmidt is up to the challenge. Unless they make a trade for a starter, Schmidt is on target for the Friday start, but after his brutal outing Sunday they may decide to go in another direction.

On a positive note, Schmidt did say his bullpen session Tuesday was one of the best he’s had in awhile. With all due respect, though, would you expect him to say anything else?

Barring a trade, if the Dodgers opted to not use Schmidt, the next logical choice would be Jeff Weaver.

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