Can’t figure this one out, to be quite honest. Hottest player in baseball not in the lineup. Unless he just needs a rest. Dodgers ara facing a lefty, and Ethier hitting just .244 against lefties for the season, but they faced a lefty last night, too, and Ethier played. The most interesting thing here is that Pierre is playing but not leading off. I’m not 100-percent sure about this, but I believe it’s the first time he has batted second behind anyone other than Furcal this year.