Manager Dave Roberts said that Justin Turner “was a little under the weather.” “I want him to get his rest today,” Roberts said, “stay hydrated and he’ll be ready off the bench.”
Roberts later said he thought it was “upper respiratory,” but Roberts does expect him to play tomorrow.
Roberts indicated that while Forsythe is going to be in at second, he does see Forsythe playing at third to give Turner a rest now and then. Utley will spell Forsythe and they still have to make sure Hernandez gets some time.
|CF||Inciarte (L)||2B||Utley (L)|
|2B||Camargo (S)||SS||Seager (L)|
|1B||Freeman (L)||1B||Bellinger (L)|
|RF||Markakis (L)||CF||Pederson (L)|
Brandon McCarthy will pitch his bullpen and he is scheduled to start on Tuesday pending any blister issues. Kenta Maeda is also ready to start on Tuesday if needed. Alex Wood will take his turn on Wednesday on regular rest.
Postseason Roster Thoughts
Roberts was asked if he thought there was a difference in how you construct a regular-season roster compared to a post-season roster.
“I think there is something to be said for winning the season,” Roberts said, “in the course of 162 games and the idea of winning 11 games in October.”
“There’s not one formula, every organization has their ideas, last year you can argue the bullpen, depth in a bullpen was the model, starting pitching is always not a bad way to go... or do you stay the course,” Roberts said, “I think in my opinion, I think they’re two separate discussions, one to win the long but also the idea to have the pieces to win 11 games.”
“I think that we have the pieces to win 11 games,” Roberts said, “every roster has the ability to improve, so I think over the next week, people are going to speculate but for us, whatever happens is going to happen.” “But I do believe we have unique in-house pieces to win the season as well as the 11 games in October, which is very rare in my opinion.”