The Dodgers for a second straight day play a game that counts, with plenty left to play for (home field in the NLDS, for instance), without an otherwise healthy and available Corey Seager in the lineup, so remember this moment, because it shouldn't happen again for the next decade or so.
Okay, maybe slightly less than 100 percent.
Mattingly said Seager was "heavy legged" and is out of lineup for rest but will play this series.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 25, 2015
Chase Utley gets the call at third base on Friday against the Rockies, his second start at the hot corner this week. Utley is a .357/.392/.614 career hitter in 33 games at Coors Field, including 7-for-14 with two doubles and a triple this season, all with the Phillies.
Third base figures to be a bit of a revolving door over the final 10 games of the regular season, with Justin Turner eased back in after missing four games with a bone bruise and inflammation in his left knee. Turner started on Thursday but was pulled after five innings, a planned move in his first day back.
Jimmy Rollins starts at shortstop for a third straight game since coming back from his sprained right index finger. He is 4-for-9 with a double against Rockies starter David Hale.
Carl Crawford is back in the lineup after dealing with a shoulder issue that kept him out of Thursday's lineup.
Dodgers starter Mike Bolsinger is 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two starts against the Rockies this season. In his one start in 2015 at Coors Field, Bolsinger allowed four runs in five innings in a no-decision on June 3.
Mat Latos, who was designated for assignment on Sept. 17, was released by the Dodgers on Friday.