The Dodgers lineup looks a bit different on Saturday against the Cardinals, and not only because Yasmani Grandal is back at catcher. The Dodgers also dropped shortstop Jimmy Rollins to eighth in the order, the first time he has batted anywhere other than first or second this season.
Rollins lasted started and batted eighth nearly 11 years ago to the day, on May 27, 2004 for the Phillies against the Braves.
Rollins before Saturday started 23 times batting second and 18 times batting first. He's hitting .210/.278/.352 on the season, and that's after a relative hot streak over the last three weeks, hitting .295/.328/.459 in his last 16 games.
In his career, Rollins has started at leadoff 1,474 times and batted second in 380 starts, with those two spots comprising 89.3 percent of his career starts.
The Dodgers on Saturday have Justin Turner batting second and starting at third base.
The Rollins move also moves Adrian Gonzalez up to third, swapping spots with Howie Kendrick, now batting cleanup, the same order for most of the first month of the season, before Joc Pederson took over the leadoff spot on April 29, moving Rollins to second.
Scott Van Slyke starts for the first time since Monday, when he tweaked his back, getting the call in left field.
Matt Holliday, who missed Friday night's game with a fever, is back in there for the Cardinals on Saturday night.