SAN FRANCISCO -- Dodgers manager Don Mattingly set up his rotation for the next cycle, dropping Nathan Eovaldi as expected and giving Dana Eveland a second start Saturday.
Eveland, called up from Triple-A on Sept. 1 to start against the Pirates, responded by allowing his former club one run over eight innings without a walk. Eovaldi was sent to the bullpen to rest his 21-year-old arm.
Mattingly said he will bring back Eveland -- whose scheduled start in Washington this week was rained out -- on eight days' rest and insert him ahead of the 36-year-old Hiroki Kuroda and the 35-year-old Ted Lilly. They will start Sunday and Monday, respectively, on five days' rest.
"That just makes sense to us," said Mattingly.
If the Dodgers continue with that rotation, Clayton Kershaw would have three starts in addition to the one Friday night against the Giants, with his final home start Sept. 20 against the Giants.