Phillies @ Dodgers June 2, 2019: Pivetta vs. Hill; LA goes for sweep

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

After a walk-off win courtesy of Will Smith‘s first professional home run, the Dodgers are going for a sweep this afternoon of the first-place Phillies.

Phillies
Dodgers
1:10 p.m.
Los Angeles
LF
McCutchen
LF
Pederson
SS
Segura
3B
Muncy
RF
Harper
SS
Seager
1B
Hoskins
RF
Bellinger
C
Realmuto
CF
Verdugo
CF
Kingery
1B
Beaty
2B
Hernandez 2B Taylor
3B
Franco
C
Martin
P
Pivetta (R)
P
Hill (L)

Missing from today’s lineup is Justin Turner, who is out for a fourth consecutive game. Before you say anything about the injured list, well, Turner is going to start tomorrow against Arizona. The rest is pretty status quo. The Phillies are running out the same lineup as last night.

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On to some news:

It seems the Phillies are trading for Jay Bruce, but he won’t be available for today’s game against the Dodgers. Maybe when they travel to Philadelphia later this season.

This is a bit disappointing. Austin Barnes is the Dodgers’ primary catcher, but I thought there was a chance the Dodgers could go with three catchers, considering all three can play multiple positions. Alas, Smith will be optioned and back up at some point this season — hopefully before September. Dave Roberts must really like Matt Beaty (and what’s not to like?).

This sucks because Tony Cingrani was really, really good for the Dodgers when he was healthy. With Scott Alexander and Caleb Ferguson struggling, it wouldn’t be out of the question to see the Dodgers grab a couple left-handed relievers before the trade deadline.

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.