Dodgers revert to normal lineup against Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

The Dodgers’ lineup reverted to a normal look Monday, one day after a Sunday Crew (Mark Ellis batted leadoff and Nick Punto second, while Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis got the day off) put only four runners in scoring position against Cole Hamels and lost 3-2. It was the Dodgers’ first loss in their last 11 games.

One reason for Don Mattingly not to pull anything goofy today is that rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez, the Marlins’ scheduled starter, has been an equal-opportunity inducer of misery. Lefties are hitting him at a .192 clip; righties, .182. In Marlins Park, batters are slugging — slugging — .227 against him this year. The 45 batters who have been lucky enough to take Fernandez to a 3-1 count this season have two hits.


Good luck with that to the following individuals:

Carl Crawford LF
Yasiel Puig RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Hanley Ramirez SS
Andre Ethier CF
A.J. Ellis C
Juan Uribe 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Hyun-Jin Ryu P

Here is the Marlins’ lineup:

Christian Yelich LF
Donovan Solano 2B
Giancarlo Stanton RF
Logan Morrison 1B
Ed Lucas 3B
Adeiny Hechavarria SS
Jake Marisnick CF
Jeff Mathis C
Jose Fernandez P

(H/t to FanGraphs for those mind-boggling stats)

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.