clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chris Taylor making the most of his playing time

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Taylor is making the most of regular playing time, and makes his 11th consecutive start at second base in the Dodgers’ series finale on Wednesday afternoon against the Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

Starting lineups

Pos Dodgers Pos Giants
Pos Dodgers Pos Giants
1B Utley (L) 3B Nuñez
SS Seager (L) LF Ruggiano
3B Turner SS Arroyo
LF Bellinger (L) C Posey
C Grandal (S) 1B Morse
2B Taylor RF Williamson
CF Pederson (L) 2B Panik (L)
RF Puig CF Hernandez
P Kershaw (L) P Cueto
Time: 12:45 p.m. PT TV: SportsNet LA, MLB Network

Taylor was 2-for-3 with a walk in Tuesday night’s loss, and provided the Dodgers’ only run with a solo home run in the sixth inning. He is one of the few Dodgers hitting Giants pitching this season, going 9-for-20 (.450) with a home run, a double, and six walks (.577 on-base percentage) against them in 2017.

In May, Taylor is hitting .364/.491/.545 with two home runs, leading the team in walks (11) and tied for the team lead in hits (16). He bats sixth on Wednesday.

Taylor has reached base by hit or walk in every game in May, and in 15 straight games dating back to Apr. 30.

Wednesday marks the 18th start in 26 games since Taylor was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Apr. 19. But with Logan Forsythe and Adrian Gonzalez due back relatively soon — possibly this weekend for both — Taylor’s playing time figures to decrease rather sharply.

So enjoy it for a few more days.