D-backs @ Dodgers Sept. 14, 2021: Weaver vs. Gonsolin; playoff berth incoming?

Photo: Stacie Wheeler

The Dodgers are looking to take the second game of this 3-game series with the Diamondbacks and — let’s be real — keep pace with the Giants, because they’re apparently never going to lose again. Seriously, Jake Arrieta is pitching for San Diego tonight. Frisco might drop 20.

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In LA, Tony Gonsolin gets the call against Luke Weaver, with a chance to clinch a postseason berth on the line.

Neat.

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7:10 p.m. Los Angeles
SS Rojas RF Betts
2B Marte (S) 1B Muncy (L)
C Varsho 2B T. Turner
LF Peralta SS Seager (L)
RF Smith 3B J. Turner
3B Van Meter C Smith
1B Beer CF Bellinger
CF McCarthy LF Lux
P Weaver (R) P Gonsolin (R)

Here are some notes from the beat.

Kenley Jansen and his wife brought a beautiful little girl into the world, so he’s back from paternity. Mitch White — who has to be racking up some serious frequent flyer miles — was optioned yet again.

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Gavin Lux has looked … not bad (?) in left field. At this point, it’s about his only path to any kind of significant playing time.

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Never thought we’d be pining for AJ Pollock to come back healthy in September, but here we are. He’s been great, and the Dodgers sure could use his bat.

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I’m down. Get fucked, Mike.

About Dustin Nosler

Dustin Nosler began writing about the Dodgers in July 2009 at his blog, Feelin' Kinda Blue. He co-hosted a weekly podcast with Jared Massey called Dugout Blues. He was a contributor/editor at The Hardball Times and True Blue LA. 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.