Dodgers at Marlins, 4:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA
Paul Maholm (1-2, 4.74 ERA) goes for the Dodgers against the Marlins’ Jacob Turner (0-0, 7.50 ERA). Maholm pitched well last time out against the Rockies and is 6-6 with a 4.02 ERA against the Marlins in his career. This is Turner’s second start in MLB.
In other news, A.J. Ellis can’t run without pain yet, so his return is still a few weeks away. That partly explains why the Dodgers sent FedEx down to Albuquerque and brought Olivo up. They could have carried Fedorowicz and his .108 BA for another week, but since Ellis is going to be out longer than that they decided to bring up Olivo, who’d been tearing the cover off the ball with the Isotopes (OBP .438, SLG .661, OPS 1.099).
We won’t see old friend Rafael Furcal this trip. He’s back on rehab assignment with Double-A Jacksonville, and he was in the lineup there on Friday night. The hamstring which put him on the DL at the start of the season is fine, but he strained a groin muscle last weekend while rehabbing.
Lineup when available.
#Dodgers lineup at Miami: Gordon 2B Puig RF Ramirez SS Gonzalez 1B Kemp CF Ethier LF Uribe 3B Olivo C Maholm P
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 3, 2014
Crawford is in a 4-45 slump since Tax Day, which may explain why he’s not in left field against the right-handed Turner.