Apologies, that’s not super reluctant punctuation. ecarino68; With the first-round series only three games, will the A's leave two or three members of the starting rotation completely off the playoff roster or keep them to pitch out of the bullpen? There would be good reasons for leaving off one, because the team certainly wants a full bench.
Though, it could be reasoned health is more important. Justin Turner was slated to start at third base in the series opener against the Oakland Athletics, only to be scratched from the lineup. There was just a cramp in his hamstring.
Dodgers pitcher Dustin May has relied on inducing groundballs, rather than strikeouts, which could be risky in the postseason.