Game one of a three game series in Arizona begins tonight. With Bellinger and Muncy receiving the night off (non-injury related), Matt Beaty is apparently dealing with a hip flexor injury that occurred in yesterday afternoon’s win over the Phillies. Beaty will be limited for the time being.
#Dodgers Joc Pederson getting 2nd start of season vs a LHP (Robbie Ray). Dave Roberts said it was the byproduct of wanting to give Bellinger and Muncy the day off and Matt Beaty being limited by Sunday's hip flexor injury.
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 4, 2019
The lefty Joc Pederson gets the start tonight against LHP Robbie Ray, who doesn’t get many opportunities facing southpaws. It is only his second start this season against a lefty.
Smith bats 6th & catches Buehler. Turner back in starting lineup. Pederson starts against a lefty. No Bellinger. pic.twitter.com/4BIdVfRKzM
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) June 3, 2019
Despite the three receiving the night off, the lineup is still in great shape. From top to bottom, you can rely on just about anyone including guys like David Freese and youngster Will Smith.