Dodgers @ D’backs June 3, 2019: Buehler vs. Ray in the desert

The Dodgers begin a 3-game series in Arizona against the Diamondbacks with a 9-game lead over the Rockies and 11 games ahead of the D’backs. Damn.

If you’re looking for MLB Draft coverage, check the front page and our Twitter accounts. I’ll be writing up the first three picks tonight.

Dodgers
D’backs
6:40 p.m.
Phoenix
CF
Taylor
CF
Dyson
2B
Hernandez
3B
Escobar
3B
Turner
LF
Peralta
1B
Freese
RF
Jones
SS
Seager
SS
Marte
C
Smith
1B
Walker
RF
Verdugo 2B Vargas
LF
Pederson
C
Kelly
P
Buehler (R)
P
Ray (L)

Justin Turner is back after four starts off due to a bum hamstring. Cody Bellinger — baseball’s best player — is getting the night off, at least to start. He’ll probably make at least a pinch-hitting appearance later. It’s interesting to see Joc Pederson in there against Robbie Ray, seeing as Pederson doesn’t start against lefties. The fact Bellinger is out and Matt Beaty is a bit banged up opened a spot for Pederson to start against a southpaw.

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On to some news:

Bet ya didn’t realize that.

Hyun-Jin Ryu has been unreal this season. Gonna be crazy that he ends up getting more All-Star Game starts than Clayton Kershaw.

Here is your Julio Urias update.

That was a fun night for Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers and Dodger fans.

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.