There has been plenty of intrigue in the lead up to Game 6. Max Scherzer was originally scheduled to be on the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night as the NLCS returns to Atlanta. However, he was scratched late Friday due to right arm fatigue. The Dodgers announced Saturday morning that they will instead bring back Walker Buehler on short rest with their season on the line.
Walker Buehler will start Game 6 tonight.— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 23, 2021
Buehler started Game 3 of the series and failed to make it out of the fourth inning allowing six hits and four runs although only two were earned. He walked three and struck out three. He started on three days rest in the NLDS against the Giants allowing three hits and one run in 4 1/3 innings.
The Dodgers don’t have a whole lot of choices here. Trailing 3-2 in the series and coming off a bullpen game in Game 5, they will turn to Buehler to give them a few innings to get Game 6 started. Los Angeles added David Price as an injury replacement for Joe Kelly Friday so he could be a multi-inning option as well.
Ian Anderson will get the start for the Braves who are trying to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1999.