Los Angeles will look for more offensive production on Sunday against Shelby Miller, trying to salvage one game at Chase Field.
Most of the Dodgers in Sunday’s lineup have good to great head-to-head numbers against Miller, though some of that is propped up by facing him twice in his lost season of 2016, when he posted a 6.15 ERA in 20 starts.
|CF||Pederson (L)||CF||Hazelbaker (L)|
|SS||Seager (L)||RF||Peralta (L)|
|1B||Gonzalez (L)||3B||Lamb (L)|
|LF||Toles (L)||LF||Descalso (L)|
The Dodgers lineup on Sunday is a collective 23-for-60 against Miller with five doubles, two home runs, a triple and five walks, hitting .383/.424/.750 against the right-hander.
Joc Pederson is back in the leadoff spot on Sunday, the same place he started on Friday in the series opener. The Dodgers center fielder is 3-for-5 with a home run against Miller.
Corey Seager, who homered on Friday night then didn’t start on Saturday, is 3-for-5 with a triple and a walk against Miller.
Only three Diamondbacks have faced Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy for more than four plate appearances, and one of them — catcher Jeff Mathis — isn’t starting on Sunday, with Chris Iannetta catching Miller.
Daniel Descalso, starting in left field, is 3-for-12 (.250) with a walk against McCarthy, and Paul Goldschmidt is 1-for-3 with two walks and two strikeouts.