The Dodgers will go into their final game of the series without a lot of their usual guys. We already knew that Cody Bellinger would be out as he continues to recover from a cal injury. But Dave Roberts also had a few built-in off days for some guys.
Corey Seager and Mookie Betts will both be out of the Dodgers lineup in the final game against the Rockies. Chris Taylor will be out in centerfield to replace Mookie while Gavin Lux gets a start at shortstop for Corey. Zach McKinstry will slide from the outfield over to second base and AJ Pollock gets the start in left.
For Mookie, this is another rest day in a series of rest days. The difference being is that this one was planned while the others were forced due to back stiffness. The Dodgers had to pull him out of the lineup in Oakland after tweaking his back.
Seager is just getting a day off of his feet in the same way that Dave Roberts has tried to do for everyone around the diamond. The Dodgers have been much more mindful about getting guys rest in the early part of this season compared to years past. Considering that they are going from 60 to 162 games, that’s probably for the best.
The Dodgers play one more against Colorado tonight before heading on the road. They will play a 3-game series against the Padres starting Friday night.
UPDATE: The Dodgers made a last-minute lineup change again. Chris Taylor will play short, AJ Pollock moves to center, and Zach McKinstry gets the start in right. Edwin Rios comes on to play first and Max Muncy sill slide over to second.