The Dodgers announced their roster for the National League Division Series earlier today, and the only thing resembling a surprise — after reserve outfielder Justin Ruggiano said he was in Thursday — lay in the final bullpen spots.
The New York Mets announced their lineup for Game 1 of the National League Division Series against Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw:
The lineup features four left-handed hitters (Granderson, Murphy, Duda, deGrom) and five righties.
Seager, 21, batted third in only two of his 25 starts this season while compiling a .337/.425/.561 slash line for the Dodgers following his Sept. 3 call-up.
Seager also batted twice on three occasions, and cleanup once.
Hernandez had been the Dodgers’ preferred center fielder by the end of August, though both he and Pederson were alternating in center — against both lefties and righties — after Hernandez returned from a hamstring injury in September.
The Dodgers’ full lineup against Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom: