Update (6:20 p.m.): Roberts said that Kershaw, Hill and Maeda will start Games 1, 2 and 3 of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals in that order. The starting assignment for Game 4 is to be determined. Maeda wanted two starts before the regular season ends, not one, which is why he’s starting tonight and not tomorrow.
Roberts discussed his season-ending rotation Tuesday afternoon:
Dodgers pitcher Brett Anderson will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday and start that night’s game against the Colorado Rockies.
Anderson, sidelined by a finger blister most of September, pitched a rehab game last Friday for Triple-A Oklahoma City. The left-hander allowed three hits and one run in five innings against the El Paso Chihuahuas, walking no one and striking out five. With the exception of a solo home run, he was able to limit the hard contact he allowed.
Anderson has made two major league starts after missing almost five months recovering from back surgery. He is 0-2, having recorded 12 outs and allowed 11 runs (24.75 ERA) in the games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds.
Last year, Anderson went 10-9 with a 3.69 ERA in 31 starts for the Dodgers.