The Dodgers look to take their series against the Diamondbacks with Thursday's series finale, and will do so without Justin Turner at third base after he was hit by two pitches on Wednesday night.
The second hit by pitch struck Turner on his left hand, and X-rays were negative, though manager Dave Roberts strongly hinted after the game that Turner may sit on Thursday.
Howie Kendrick starts at third base, his first game at the position since July 23, 2006. Kendrick did see some time at third base during spring training, some in workouts and some in game action though since Kendrick was hurt most of spring his game time was limited.
This is the third different position in three days for Kendrick, who started at second base on Tuesday and left field in Wednesday.
Against the left-hander Robbie Ray for Arizona, Chase Utley sits as well, with Austin Barnes getting the start at second base. Joc Pederson also sits, with Trayce Thompson starting in center field.
At least one Dodger approves of Thursday's lineup.
Stripling, Thompson & Barnsey! This is my kind of Lineup! #GoDodgers— Josh Ravin™ (@FreshSqueezed22) April 14, 2016
Ross Stripling enters Thursday still with a zero in his "hits allowed" column. Outside of Bumpus Jones, who began his career with at least nine innings without a hit, the only other pitchers I could find to at least match Stripling's 7⅓ innings are all relievers — Joel McKeon (8⅔ innings in 1986 with the White Sox), Jose Santiago (8⅓ innings in 1954-55 with the Indians) and Jonathan Sanchez (7⅓ innings in 2006 with the Giants).
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