|General, Alumni||12 Jul 2010||
|Kershaw to open LA's 2nd half by Scott Farrell|
Dodgers manager Joe Torre didn't say there's been a shuffle in LA's rotation, but he did announce today that ex-HP pitcher Clayton Kershaw will be on the mound when the Dodgers open the second half of the season on Thursday in St. Louis.
LA's Hiroki Kuroda (7-7, 3.87 earned-run average) had been the No. 1 starter in the rotation for most of the first half of the season, with Kershaw (9-4, 2.96 ERA) second. As of Monday, Kuroda is slotted into the third spot in the four-game series in St. Louis.
Whether this marks a pitching rotation change still remains in question, especially since Torre continues to ease Kershaw along with strict pitch counts and a few quick yanks this season.
LA (49-39) is tied for second place in the National League West at the All-Star Break, two games behind San Diego.