Justin Turner is out of the Dodgers’ lineup in their series opener against the Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field.
Rob Segedin gets the spot start at third base in place of Turner, Segedin’s fifth start at the hot corner since getting called up.
Turner is 6-for-15 (.400) with three doubles and a home run in five games at Coors Field this season, and in his career has hit .375/.437/.594 in 71 plate appearances. Since joining the Dodgers in 2014, Turner has excelled in Denver, hitting .396/.457/.660 (21-for-53) with eight doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI in 18 games.
Joc Pederson has five home runs in 17 career games at Coors Field, including 15 starts, hitting .245/.439/.612 with 16 walks and 14 strikeouts in 66 plate appearances.
In 2016, Pederson is 4-for-16 (.250) with seven walks (.478 on-base percentage), a double and a home run.
Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado led the majors with 130 RBI in 2015, and leads the majors again with 111 RBI in 2016, on pace for 138.
In August, Arenado has driven in 32 runs, hitting a whopping .344/.421/.677 with nine home runs. That includes a white-hot stretch in his last seven games, 16-for-29 (.552) with five home runs and 13 RBI.