OAKLAND — Alex Wood, not Mat Latos, will start for the Dodgers on Wednesday against the A’s. Latos is available out of the bullpen tonight and will be for the duration of the road trip, manager Don Mattingly said.
Zack Greinke powered the Dodgers to a 2-1 win Sunday, hitting the go-ahead home run in the fifth inning one batter after Joc Pederson tied the game with a home run of his own. He pitched pretty well too, lowering his major-league leading ERA to 1.58 with seven strong innings. The box score is here.
Despite off-days next Monday and Thursday, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he will keep his starting pitchers in turn for the two-game series in Oakland next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Looking ahead, the Dodgers will host the San Francisco Giants from Aug. 31 to September 2. Right now, if no pitcher skips his turn in the rotation, Kershaw and Zack Greinke will miss that series entirely.
“We haven’t set it yet,” Mattingly said of his rotation for the Giants series. “We’re just talking about it.”