Pederson bats seventh in center field against Matt Moore of the Rays, just the third time in 24 games against left-handed pitching in 2016 that Pederson has started. One of Pederson's previous two starts against a southpaw was on May 3 against Moore, against whom he hit a home run.
On the season, Pederson is 4-for-29 against left-handed pitching, hitting .138/.212/.276.
Chase Utley gets the day off at second base, with left fielder Howie Kendrick sliding into the leadoff spot. Chris Taylor starts at second base.
Adrian Gonzalez, hitting .244/.316/.337 in 95 plate appearances against left-handed pitching in 2016, moves down to fifth against Moore, with Scott Van Slyke hitting cleanup and playing right field, the sixth game in a row Yasiel Puig doesn't start.
Van Slyke is 8-for-26 with three doubles and a home run against southpaws this season, hitting .308/.379/.538.
A.J. Ellis starts at catcher for the 20th time in 24 games against a lefty this season, hitting .213/.315/.277 against them in 55 PA, compared to .176/.271/.243 in 87 PA against right-handed pitching.