Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/15/13
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly mostly affirmed Monday night that Ricky Nolasco will start Tuesday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series for Los Angeles. But it might be wise to continue to refer to Nolasco as a "probable" starter. Mattingly stopped just short of issuing an ironclad guarantee that Nolasco will start. "As of right now" Mattingly said after Los Angeles bested St. Louis 3-0 in Game 3 of the NLCS "Ricky Nolasco will be pitching tomorrow." Before Game 3 Mattingly sounded prepared to bypass Nolasco in favor of Zack Greinke who has superior credentials if the Dodgers absorbed a loss that would push them to the brink of elimination. The obvious risk was that Greinke if summoned for Game 4 would be working on three days' rest one fewer than usual. "I would say yes today's results may have something to do [with it]" Mattingly admitted. This has become a familiar situation for Nolasco 30. The Dodgers replaced him with Clayton Kershaw last Monday in Game 4 of ...
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