A combination of the end of a long road trip, the culmination of 20 straight days with a game, 34 games in 34 days and a left-handed pitcher on the mound for the Diamondbacks makes for several Dodgers regulars beginning getaway day on the bench.
Joc Pederson, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal all sit on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, with Kiké Hernandez, Scott Van Slyke and A.J. Ellis starting in center field, at first base and behind the plate, respectively.
This getaway day lineup could have been seen from a mile away, especially with Thursday's off day giving the opportunity for extra rest heading into a 10-game homestand.
Pederson (76 games, 73 starts) and Gonzalez (75 games, 74 starts) are first and second on the team in games and starts this season, and Grandal had started 74 percent of games at catcher when on the active roster, a 120-start pace over a full season.
Even with missing a week on the concussion disabled list, Grandal ranks seventh in the National League with 478 innings behind the plate, roughly 14 games shy of his career high, set in 2014.
Andre Ethier also sits with southpaw Robbie Ray on the mound for Arizona, with Alex Guerrero getting the start in left field.