D-Backs @ Dodgers April 13, 2016: Wood vs. De La Rosa

After a tough loss yesterday, the Dodgers square off against the Diamondbacks again in the second of three games at Chavez Ravine.

Diamondbacks
Dodgers
7:10 p.m. PT
Los Angeles
2B
Segura
2B
Utley
CF
Owings
SS
Seager
1B
Goldschmidt
3B
Turner
C
Castillo
1B
Gonzalez
RF
Drury
RF
Puig
3B
Lamb
C
Grandal
LF
Tomas
LF
Kendrick
P
De La Rosa (R)
CF
Pederson
SS
Ahmed
P
Wood (L)

Alex Wood looks to rebound from his rocky first start of the season, wherein he held the Giants scoreless for four innings before the bottom fell out and he exited in the sixth inning without recording an out. He wound up being charged with five earned runs. With the bullpen under scrutiny, a solid outing from him would be a nice boost to the club.

Yasmani Grandal, who was activated from the disabled list yesterday after dealing with right forearm soreness, will get the start today at catcher and bat sixth. Howie Kendrick makes his first start for the Dodgers in left field after playing an inning there yesterday. He made his post-DL return to the lineup yesterday, starting at second before being moved to left for the ninth inning; he notched one hit in four at bats. When you can bat Kendrick seventh in a major-league lineup, you know that lineup has some length to it.

Carl Crawford is almost ready for a rehab assignment.

So, perhaps the Kendrick-in-left-field experiment will be a short one.

Meanwhile, former Dodger prospect/Nick Punto trade member Rubby De La Rosa is on the mound for Arizona. The Dodgers did well in the four starts he made against them in 2015, winning all four games and scoring a total of 22 runs on 28 hits in 17 2/3 innings pitched. We’ll see if that trend continues tonight.

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RBaez34-OFF-2727OFF
RBlanton28-OFF13-19OFF
LDayton3-OFF16-12OFF
RFields--OFF-910OFF
RJansen-18OFF21--OFF
RStripling10-OFF-2018OFF
LWood--OFF-32-OFF

About Sarah Wexler

Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She is now a reporter/producer for MLB.com. She earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.