ARLINGTON, Texas — Dustin May, who threw only two innings in his Game 5 start, will start Game 7 of the National League Championship Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night, opposing Atlanta Braves right-hander Ian Anderson.
May, whose right arm has proved resilient, has faced only 18 batters in his two appearances in this series, the other coming in Game 1 on Monday. The Dodgers also have Tony Gonsolin on normal rest after his 88-pitch start in Tuesday’s Game 2. Julio Urias, who threw a career-high 101 pitches in his Game 3 start, might also be able to give the Dodgers an inning or two.
Those three should allow Dodgers manager Dave Roberts to save his high-leverage relievers — Brusdar Graterol, Blake Treinen, Victor Gonzalez, Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen — for the later innings. The question is whether Clayton Kershaw will make a relief appearance, as he is prone to do in these situations.