Yasiel Puig is back in the Dodgers lineup on Saturday night against the Phillies, one night after getting his first rest of the season in Friday’s series opener.
Puig played every inning of the Dodgers’ first 23 games, and was the only Dodger to start every game before sitting on Friday after a 6-for-38 (.158) skid with no extra-base hits in his last 10 games.
|2B||Hernandez (S)||CF||Toles (L)|
|SS||Galvis (S)||SS||Seager (L)|
|CF||Herrera (L)||1B||Gonzalez (L)|
|LF||Nava (S)||LF||Bellinger (L)|
|1B||Stassi (L)||2B||Utley (L)|
Now back after a day off, Puig is in right field and batting fifth against the Phillies and pitcher Zach Eflin, who was an overnight Dodger in December 2014.
Puig has done most of his damage this season at home, with all four of his home runs at Dodger Stadium, hitting .333/.429/.758 with 11 RBI in 10 games. Also at home this season, Puig has seven walks against only two strikeouts in 42 plate appearances.
Justin Turner, owner of a 14-game hit streak, has seven doubles in nine home games this season. But he sits tonight, after starting each of the last eight days, and 21 times in the first 24 games.
Chris Taylor gets the start at third base on Saturday night, batting eighth.