Yasiel Puig takes a ride on the rest train, out of the Dodgers starting lineup on Tuesday in the second game of a four-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Puig has started the last seven games in right field, and leads the team in games played (143), starts (127) and defensive innings (1,143⅔) in 2017.
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Curtis Granderson, who homered in Monday’s series opener, gets the start in right field on Tuesday. It’s his 25th start in 31 games since joining the Dodgers, including the 24th start in 27 games against a right-handed starter, in case you were wondering how the outfield playing time might play out during the postseason.
Granderson has five home runs and 17 walks in his 101 plate appearances as a Dodger, but also has just five singles and 27 strikeouts, hitting .120/.277/.301.
Andre Ethier starts in left field, his fifth start in 19 games since getting activated from the disabled list. To date, Ethier hasn’t started on consecutive days nor even twice in any single series.
He has also appeared as a pinch hitter nine times, and in his 13 games is 6-for-20 with a home run, a double and two walks, hitting .300/.364/.500.