The Dodgers face a right-hander in Rockies ace Jon Gray on Saturday night, so are back to their left-handed heavy lineup for the middle game of the three-game series. The lineup is even a bit more left-leaning on Saturday with Chase Utley at second base.
It is the second start of the year for Utley, and the first game out of the lineup for Logan Forsythe, who started the first five games of the season, including once at third base.
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Forysthe is 3-for-18 (.167) with a pair of walks and eight strikeouts through five games.
After both did not start on Friday, shortstop Corey Seager and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez return to the lineup on Saturday. Both ended up playing anyway in the opening game of the series, with Seager going 1-for-2 and Gonzalez earning a walk in his only plate appearance.
Both have a home run against Gray in their careers, with Seager 5-for-10 (.500) with three walks and a double against the Rockies right-hander, and Gonzalez 4-for-14 (.286) with two walks against him.
Yasiel Puig, who is 2-for-5 (.400) with a double and a walk agains Gray, starts in right field on Saturday, and is the only Dodger to start all six games this season.
Carlos Gonzalez, 7-for-36 (.194) with a pair of home runs and 17 strikeouts against Clayton Kershaw, is out of the lineup for the Rockies, with fellow left-hander Gerardo Parra starting in left field, and Stephen Cardullo in right. Parra is 10-for-30 (.333) with three doubles and a home run against Kershaw in his career.