The one benefit it seems from Tuesday’s rainout for the Dodgers is that shortstop Corey Seager and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez were able to get a scheduled day off without missing a game.
Seager is back in the lineup on Wednesday against left-hander Tyler Anderson, after he wasn’t in the lineup on Tuesday night, conveniently one night after Seager was hit in the left wrist by a pitch.
The odd man out with Seager back in the lineup is Andrew Toles, who was going to start in center field on Tuesday night. Now, Kiké Hernandez moves from left field to center field, Howie Kendrick moves from second base to left field, and Charlie Culberson moves from shortstop to second base.
With Gonzalez back in the lineup, Rob Segedin now plays right field, with Josh Reddick sitting against the southpaw Anderson.
Roberts also said that Luis Avilan will likely be the 26th man, an extra player allowed both teams for the second game of the doubleheader, per J.P. Hoornstra of the LA Daily News.
And just to top it all off, because it wouldn’t be the Dodgers starting rotation without some sort of question mark, the club is apparently concerned with Rich Hill’s finger after throwing 40 pitches in warming up for Tuesday night’s game, per Andy McCullough of the LA Times.
It sounds like Hill will still start the nightcap, but that isn’t the best sign after he just missed two months with blisters on his left hand.