The Dodgers lineup has a few changes on Saturday, with Chris Taylor and Gavin Lux starting after injuries.
Taylor was out of the lineup the last six games with a neck injury. His pinch-hit appearance on Friday was his first game action in a week. He starts in center field on Saturday. To his right will be Gavin Lux, back in left field after missing Friday’s game with a right forearm injury.
Lux was hit by a pitch from a pitching machine during pregame batting practice, and manager Dave Roberts said after Friday’s game that Lux would likely be available only off the bench this weekend. That changed.
“Quick healer,” Roberts said Saturday.
|SS||Seager (L)||LF||Shrock (L)|
|1B||Muncy (L)||1B||Votto (L)|
|LF||Lux (L)||C||Barnhart (L)|
See you in Phoenix
The plan remains for AJ Pollock to play games at Camelback Ranch beginning Monday, rehabbing from his right hamstring strain. Roberts said Pollock will rejoin the team next weekend when the team is in Arizona, and could be activated against the Diamondbacks.
Pollock injured his hamstring on September 4 in San Francisco, and was expected to miss at least two weeks with a Grade 2 strain.
After an off day Thursday, and with off days coming the next two Mondays, the Dodgers are skipping Tony Gonsolin this time through the rotation. Instead, he will pitch out of the bullpen on Sunday following Clayton Kershaw’s start. That lines up Julio Urías, Walker Buehler, and Max Scherzer to start at Coors Field, the latter two on four days rest before getting five days rest before starting against the Padres at home.
Gonsolin will slot back into the rotation against the Diamondbacks on Friday, with Kershaw pitching on five days rest on Saturday.
Teams: Dodgers (94-54) at Reds (77-71)
Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
Time: 11:10 a.m.
TV: SportsNet LA