LOS ANGELES — Adrian Gonzalez is in the Dodgers starting lineup in his first day back from the disabled list, batting sixth and playing first base against the Marlins on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
The first baseman is 6-for-16 (.375) with two home runs, a double, and two walks against Marlins starter Edinson Volquez, though these two haven’t face one another since 2014.
|2B||Gordon (L)||2B||Utley (L)|
|CF||Yelich (L)||SS||Seager (L)|
This is the sixth time Gonzalez has batted sixth for the Dodgers in 2017, but just the second time against a right-handed pitcher. He also batted sixth on May 3 against Jeff Samardzija.
Chase Utley gets the start at second base for the Dodgers and leads off. It gives Chris Taylor a day off after he started the last 11 games at second base.
Old friend Dee Gordon bats leadoff for the Marlins, struggling this season at .250/.304/.308 through 38 games, though he has stolen 12 bases in 14 attempts. Gordon in his last 12 games is 7-for-41 (.149/.231/.170).
The heart of the Marlins order — Marcell Ozuna (.328/.418/.638, 5 home runs in May), Giancarlo Stanton (.246/.313/.525, four home runs) and Justin Bour (313/.431/.604, four home runs) — have combined for 13 home runs and 28 RBI in 16 games in May.