The Dodgers are down two games to none to against the Cardinals in the NLCS and face a tough pitching matchup Monday, with rookie starter Hyun-Jin Ryu facing Adam Wainwright. Neither Greinke or Kershaw were particularly taxed during the starts the first two games of the series; Greinke threw 104 pitches on Friday, while Kershaw was lifted after 72 on Saturday.
Mattingly remained insistent that his starters will pitch on normal rest, telling Stephen:
"We haven't talked about Kershaw out of the bullpen. We haven't talked about anybody on three day's rest."
Greinke has pitched on three-days rest twice in his career, while Kershaw pitched on short rest for the first time in his career during the NLDS.
Ricky Nolasco is currently scheduled to pitch Game 4 of the NLCS. Even if Greinke and Kershaw pitch on short rest, Nolasco will still need to pitch a potential Game 6.