Rob Segedin gets another start in left field on Monday night against the Phillies, one day after the 27-year-old rookie set a Dodgers franchise record with four RBI in his major league debut.
Segedin bats eighth, as he did on Sunday night against Boston.
That means a rare non-start for Howie Kendrick, who started the previous 26 games. The last time he was out of the Dodgers starting lineup was July 4, and his last full game off came on June 17.
There is a clean slate for both pitchers, as Julio Urias has never faced the Phillies or anyone on their current roster. The same goes for Zach Eflin, who hasn’t faced the Dodgers.
Both pitchers will face a lot of opposite-hand batters in the series opener.
The Phillies have just one left-hander (Odubel Herrera) and two switch-hitters in the lineup. Right-handed batters have hit .318/.380/.457 in the majors against Urias this season, with 34 strikeouts and 13 walks in 144 plate appearances.
The Dodgers have five left-handed batters and a switch-hitter among their eight position players. Lefties are hitting .266/.308/.523 in the majors in 2016 against Eflin, with 22 strikeouts and eight walks in 136 plate appearances.