"Kershaw and Greinke, we know that for sure," Mattingly said. "The rest, we'll see as we go."
Mattingly said he thought Nolasco pitched better Thursday than the way it was characterized in the media. Nolasco was given a three-run lead in the top of the third inning, allowed six runs in the bottom of the inning and followed with two scoreless innings.
"It sounded like Ricky was terrible, but he got a lot better after that inning," Mattingly said. "He started making adjustments. That inning just got away from him."
Mattingly said the composition of the opposing team's lineup might influence which starter pitches Game 3. He said the schedule sets up for a four-man rotation, "unless we pitch somebody short [rest]. We've mulled it over but I'm not willing to say."
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.