Dodgers @ Giants May 16, 2017: Rich Hill returns

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…But for how long? Rich Hill is making his third start of the season after needing to go on the disabled list each time after his previous two starts. Here’s hoping the blister issue is resolved (it probably isn’t). Grant Dayton was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Hill.

Dodgers
Giants
7:15 p.m.
San Francisco
2B
Taylor
CF
Span
LF
Gutierrez
2B
Arroyo
3B
Turner
1B
Belt
3B
Hernandez
C
Posey
C
Barnes
SS
Crawford
RF
Puig
LF
Ruggiano
CF
Pederson 3B Nunez
1B
Van Slyke
RF
Williamson
P
Hill (L)
P
Blach (L)

Light game thread tonight. The lineup is Spring Training-esque, but it’s a good thing to get Corey Seager and Cody Bellinger a night off. In fact, it’s Bellinger’s first day off since being promoted to the majors.

This is how you get Enrique Hernandez, cleanup hitter. That’s the biggest head scratcher of all with this lineup. But if you’re looking for silver lining: Joc Pederson is starting against a left-handed pitcher. Yay!

Now watch them go out and score 10 runs, because baseball.

A couple notes, courtesy of Ken Gurnick’s Twitter feed.

I’ll take 80 pitches at this rate.

Every manager ever, Davey.

Good. There’s not much benefit to using Julio Urias in the bullpen. He’ll figure things out soon enough.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin’ Kinda Blue. He co-hosts a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He is a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento, with his bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in digital media. While at CSUS, he worked for the student-run newspaper The State Hornet for three years, culminating with a 1-year term as editor-in-chief. He resides in Stockton, Calif., and has yet to be shot.