Padres at Dodgers, 7:10PM PT, TV: SPNLA, ESPN, FSSD
ESPN’s Wednesday Night Baseball late game features Roberto Hernandez making his third start for the Dodgers and looking for his second win for the team. He’ll face Eric Stults, who is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA in three starts this month.
The Padres have averaged the most runs per game (4.57) in the National League since the All-Star break.
Gordon gets a night off tonight. Darwin Barney will start at 2nd base for him. Crawford had a huge night last night, so he gets tonight off as well (?). Van Slyke will take his place in LF.
Update: The Giants won their protest that last night’s game shouldn’t have been declared a complete game loss for them because the Cubs’ ground crew didn’t get the tarp on properly and thus rendered the field unplayable when the umps tried to restart the game. They claimed that not enough was done to dry the infield. It will be resumed in the fifth inning at 2:05PM PT Thursday before the regularly-scheduled game begins at 5:05PM PT.
Tonight's #Dodgers lineup: Barney 2B Puig CF Gonzalez 1B Kemp RF Van Slyke LF Turner 3B Arruebarrena SS Ellis C Hernandez P
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