A look at the starting lineups for the Los Angeles Dodgers and their opponent, plus several pregame notes.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts gave clues to his lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS, including Austin Barnes catching, Will Smith at designated hitter, Max Muncy at second base, Chris Taylor in left field, and Trayce Thompson in center field.
Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman is not in the starting lineup for the first time all season, the day after the team clinched the National League West, snapping a 141-start streak. Mookie Betts, Trea Turner, and Justin Turner also get rest days.
The Dodgers made a roster move before Friday’s game, placing Austin Barnes on the family emergency list. Tony Wolters gets the call from Triple-A to take the spot while Barnes is out.
The Dodgers have Justin Turner back at third base on Wednesday after the veteran missed the previous five games with abdominal tightness.
Justin Turner left Thursday’s game with abdominal tightness, and is not in the Dodgers lineup on Friday against the Giants.
Mookie Betts bats second, Trea Turner bats fifth for the National League All-Stars in Tuesday’s All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium.
The Dodgers placed Brusdar Graterol on the injured list with right shoulder inflammation, and called up Reyes Moronta to the bullpen.
Dodgers pitcher Andrew Heaney was placed on the 15-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation, meaning he won’t make his scheduled start Saturday against the Braves. Relief pitcher Reyes Moronta was recalled from Triple-A.
Ryan Pepiot was called up as the 27th player for the Dodgers’ doubleheader Tuesday, and will start the opener against the Diamondbacks.
Freddie Freeman has great career numbers at Chase Field, and makes his first start there since joining the Dodgers. Los Angeles has had a lineup regularity uncommon in the Dave Roberts era. Plus, the Diamondbacks say goodbye to left-hander Oliver Pérez.
A look at the Dodgers 20-game winning streak at Dodger Stadium, spread over the end of the 2021 regular season and the start of 2022.
Mookie Betts is not in the Dodgers lineup for the first time this season. Closer Craig Kimbrel is unavailable after pitching Friday, and is still about a week away from pitching in back-to-back games.
Freddie Freeman bats second in his first game with the Dodgers after signing a six-year, $162 million contract in March.
The final roster decisions for the Dodgers before opening day are the last few bullpen spots and the order of the starting rotation after Walker Buehler.