Dodgers @ Padres, June 14 2015: More Fun With Third Base

Justin Turner isn’t starting at third today, which normally isn’t news. But in this case, J.P. Hoornstra adds some context there:

Dodgers
Padres
1:10 p.m.
San Diego, Ca.
CF
Pederson
CF
Venable
RF
Puig
3B
Solarte
1B
Gonzalez
LF
Upton
2B
Kendrick
RF
Kemp
C
Grandal
1B
Alonso
LF
Ethier
C
Norris
SS
Rollins
2B
Spangenberg
3B
Callaspo
SS
Amarista
P
Bolsinger (R)
P
Shields (R)

 

In one sense, that’s not “news” either, because as we’ve discussed previously, Alex Guerrero hasn’t been seen at third base since May 24. Clearly, the team just doesn’t view him as an option there, and given what we know about his defense skills — or lack thereof — it’s kind of hard to argue. I mean:

On the other hand, Alberto Callaspo hasn’t done much as a Dodger (84 wRC+) and I miss Juan Uribe and at least Hector Olivera is coming soon and this is kind of warmed-over territory so let’s move on.

Hey, Ross Stripling!

Hey, Scott Van Slyke!

So, what sort of roster moves are going to be coming to get Van Slyke and Olivera on the active roster? Well, Chris Heisey, pretty obviously. Maybe Enrique Hernandez, Rally Banana aside, since he still has options? I doubt anyone would mind seeing Callaspo go, but you probably need to see at least a little Olivera in the bigs before you’re comfortable doing that.

That’s a problem for next week, though. Today it’s Mike Bolsinger attempting to keep rolling with the hilarious truth that James Shields hasn’t really outpitched him this year. Stay weird, baseball.

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