Dave Roberts said Corey Seager has been dealing with sore left elbow. In Detroit noticed he was working with trainers on it on field.— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 29, 2017
Seager is day to day. Bothers him throwing, not hitting, for a couple of weeks.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 29, 2017
Seager is available to hit, but bothers him when throwing. Symptoms will dictate when returns at SS— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) August 29, 2017
(Vassegh later tweeted a correction to “right elbow”.)
The Dodgers shortstop has a currently active 15-game hitting streak during which he has collected exactly one extra-base hit, a double, leading to a slash line of .348/.362/.364.
Seager’s last hitless game was on August 9 in Chase Field.
In the reigning National League Rookie of the Year’s place, Kiké Hernández gets the call at shortstop, making his 13th start of the year at that position.
Hernández is currently batting .173/.258/.278 against right-handed pitching this season and has never faced Diamondbacks starter Zack Godley before in his career.
While the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks in Chase Field, Cody Bellinger will be playing a rehab game at nearby Camelback Ranch.
Bellinger plays in an Arizona League game tonight, will be activated tomorrow.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 29, 2017
For at least the first game back, Bellinger will play first base rather than Adrian Gonzalez.
Gonzalez back improved from Sunday. Roberts said Bellinger will return to first, Gonzalez will face RHP,— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 29, 2017
Manager Dave Roberts disclosed the upcoming planned starting pitchers through the weekend with one exception:
#Dodgers pitching in SD:— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 30, 2017
Friday -- Clayton Kershaw
Saturday day game -- TBA
Saturday night game -- Yu Darvish
Sunday -- Alex Wood
Saturday is September 2, after the active roster can be expanded to include anyone on the 40-man roster, so there may be several potential candidates for that start.
Catcher Chris Iannetta starts in the second spot of the Arizona batting order for only the 11th time in his career, and the eighth time this season. Five of those those previous times occurred in August. The Diamondbacks must be catching lightning in a bottle because Iannetta’s slash line as a number-two hitter this year is .345/.387/.621 in 31 PA.