The Dodgers enter their final series of the season against the lowly Diamondbacks (49-104) looking to keep the pressure on the still-NL-West-leading Giants. Tony Gonsolin gets the ball. He’ll be opposed by Humberto Castellanos, who I assure is a real-life person.
|SS||Seager (L)||2B||Marte (S)|
|P||Gonsolin (R)||P||Castellanos (R)|
The lineup has a bit of a different look. Yesterday’s hero, Max Muncy, moves up into the cleanup spot. Justin Turner drops all the way to the No. 6 slot (Dave Roberts‘ thoughts on that here), with Will Smith sandwiched in between. Gavin Lux is getting another look in center field, while the Dodgers’ current best hitter (don’t @ me) — AJ Pollock — is batting seventh.
Arizona has a catcher (Daulton Varsho) starting in center field and a left fielder (Josh VanMeter) at third base. I’d like to say that’s a contributing factor in their poor record, but the Dodgers are starting a second baseman in center field tonight, so.
Really seems like Chris Taylor should have gone on the injured list earlier this month, but I don’t get paid for my baseball medical opinions.
Just a dreadful season for Cody Bellinger. Here’s hoping 2022 brings him better fortune.
Here’s hoping 2022 brings Corey Seager better fortune … in the way of a long-term deal with the Dodgers.