Friday, May 23, 2008

Kershaw Rumblings Reaching Critical Mass

From Tony Jackson:

Kershaw to start Sunday

All indications are that he will be recalled from Jacksonville Sunday morning and start that day's game against the Cardinals, his major-league debut. The Dodgers begin a 17-day stretch without an off-day tonight, so they'll need a fifth starter at least the next three times through the rotation, the first time that has happened this season. That makes this a good time to call him up and get him started, because he can start on a regular basis without having his routine interrupted. Not sure what will happen after that. He will likely fly to Los Angeles tomorrow. That means Chad Billingsley and Hiroki Kuroda will each be pushed back a day, so the Kuroda-Fukudome matchup won't happen until Tuesday.

From Kevin Pearson at Diamond's blog:

Dodgers Kershaw to debut Sunday...

It appears as though Dodgers pitching phenom Clayton Kershaw will make his major league debut on Sunday and start against the St. Louis Cardinals. Currently at Class AA Jacksonville, Kershaw was pulled after one inning Thursday night to help put him in line to start on Sunday.