Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner has been on fire for just over two months now, and he gets a rare rest day on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the Phillies at Dodger Stadium.
Turner started 27 consecutive games, with his last game not in the lineup on July 5.
He is third on the team with both 99 starts and 883 defensive innings this season, trailing only Corey Seager and Adrian Gonzalez in both.
Turner has a 10-game hitting streak, including 10 extra-base hits. But with Thursday’s off day and Wednesday being a day game after a night game, this is a classic opportunity to get nearly two days of rest with just one game off for Turner.
In the 14 games this season that Turner did not start, he ended up playing anyway.
Rob Segedin fills in at third base on Wednesday, starting at a position he played the most this season (56 starts) with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
This is the third start in four major league games for Segedin, who started Sunday and Monday in left field. He is 2-for-6 with a double and five RBI.