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Logan Forsythe at third tonight for Justin Turner

Roberts said Turner was “a little under the weather,” he is available off the bench and will likely start on Sunday

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES —- The Dodgers will start Logan Forsythe at third and Chase Utley at second tonight in the third game of their four-game series against the Atlanta Braves.

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.

Starting Lineups

Pos Braves Pos Dodgers
Pos Braves Pos Dodgers
CF Inciarte (L) 2B Utley (L)
2B Camargo (S) SS Seager (L)
1B Freeman (L) 1B Bellinger (L)
LF Kemp C Grandal (S)
C Flowers 3B Forsythe
RF Markakis (L) CF Pederson (L)
3B Rodriguez RF Puig
SS Swanson LF Thompson
P Teheran P Hill (L)
Time: 6:10 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA

Rotation Update

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.”