Dodgers @ Red Sox July 13, 2019: World Series rematch, part 2

After a lackluster start to the series, the Dodgers are on a 4-game losing streak and looking to get back on track. Unfortunately, they’re going up against one of the game’s best in Chris Sale.

 
Dodgers
   
Red Sox
 
4:15 p.m.
   
Boston
LF
Taylor  
RF
Betts
3B
Turner  
3B
Devers
DH
Freese  
SS
Bogaerts
RF
Bellinger  
DH
Martinez
CF
Pollock  
LF
Benintendi
1B
Muncy  
1B
Vazquez
SS
Seager   2B Holt
2B
Hernandez  
C
Leon
C
Barnes  
CF
Bradley
P
Stripling (R)  
P
Sale (L)

Despite facing a lefty for a second consecutive game, the lineup has a different look to it. Chris Taylor is in for Alex Verdugo (who went 2-for-3 with a homer last night) and is in the leadoff spot. A.J. Pollock and Max Muncy have flip-flopped spots and Corey Seager goes from the leadoff spot to the No. 7 spot.

It’s Cody Bellinger‘s birthday, and Eric Stephen came across this interesting note:

This shows that, yeah, Bellinger is really good. It also shows just how good Adrian Beltre was and the Dodgers were foolish fools for letting him leave after the 2004 season.

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.