Dodgers News: Corey Seager Bats Cleanup Against Rockies

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

After playing 16 innings on Tuesday night and using a combined 58 players, which set an MLB record, the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday for the rubber match in their three-game series.

The pitching matchups are unchanged from the scheduled probables as left-handers Jorge De La Rosa and Alex Wood are set to duel. Coupled with the fact they’re facing a lefty, the Dodgers’ lineup certainly reflects some of the carryover effect from playing a marathon game the night prior.

Austin Barnes starts at second base and bats leadoff. That moves Chase Utley over to first base, giving Adrian Gonzalez a night off. Justin Ruggiano, who’s found success when batting leadoff, starts in left field and hits third.

Dodgers’ top prospect Corey Seager is again at shortstop as Jimmy Rollins is still sidelined with a sore right index finger. However, Seager bats cleanup for the first time in his brief Major League career. A.J. Ellis, who started Tuesday night, is behind the plate once more and batting fifth.

Alex Guerrero spells Justin Turner at third and hits sixth. He’s followed by Chris Heisey (right field), Joc Pederson (center field) and the pitcher’s spot. Wednesday marks the fourth time the Dodgers have faced De La Rosa this season.

The Rockies’ starter is 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA and held Los Angels batters to a .180 batting average in the previous three starts. De La Rosa’s numbers are aided by the 7.1 shutout innings he threw at Dodger Stadium on May 16.

In the two starts at Coors Field against the Dodgers this season, De La Rosa allowed a combined eight runs over 10 innings, and issued 10 walks.


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