Corey Seager is back in the lineup on Saturday night after a planned off day Friday, coming back from a right hamstring strain that caused him to miss six of the last seven games. Seager strengthens a Dodgers lineup that has had their way with the Padres in 2017.
Seager, who made his major league debut at Petco Park in 2015, is 7-for-25 (.280) with two doubles and a home run against the Padres this year, but there have been several other Dodgers who have feasted off San Diego pitching.
Justin Turner, who homered and went 3-for-3 on Friday night, is 12-for-23 (.522) with three doubles, a home run, three walks, and a hit by pitch this season against San Diego.
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Cody Bellinger has only played three games against the Padres — all in San Diego — and is 6-for-13 (.462) with three home runs and nine RBI against them.
Yasiel Puig also has three home runs against San Diego, and it 9-for-25 (.360) with five walks against them.
Austin Barnes went off on Friday with two home runs and seven RBI, and is 4-for-13 (.308) with two walks against the Padres this season.
Chris Taylor is 4-for-9 (.444) with four walks (.615 on-base percentage) against San Diego. Logan Forsythe is 7-for-18 (.389) with five walks (.522 OBP).
All except for Puig are in the lineup on Saturday night for the Dodgers, and he’s been dealing with hamstring and knee soreness of late. Kiké Hernandez gets the call in right field on Saturday.
Padres roster move
San Diego recalled Dillon Overton from Triple-A El Paso to start Saturday night. Right-handed reliever Jose Valdez was optioned to Triple-A, one night after pitching 1⅔ innings in relief, and allowing Barnes’ three-run home run in the sixth inning.