ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ designated hitter today, the finale of a two-game mini-series against the Tampa Bay Rays, and Dave Roberts has a couple more possible DHs lined up for the Dodgers’ three-game series in Toronto this weekend.
“The DH, also some off-days, and also the depth — we’ve used a lot of players, given them at-bats and spread them out — the bodies feel good,” Roberts said. “The DH is really nice. Kiké yesterday. JT as a DH today. (Adrian Gonzalez) will DH most likely the last day. Most likely Howie (Kendrick) will DH in Toronto.”
Here are the lineups for both teams for the 4:10 p.m. (PT) game:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Some odds and ends from this morning’s media scrum with Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, plus the lineups for today’s 12 p.m. (PT) game against the Texas Rangers in Surprise:
This is Part 16 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B.
Key stats: .275/.350/.480 slash line, 28 home runs, 33 doubles, 90 RBIs in 156 games.
Seinfeld episode: “The Wink” (season 7, episode 4).
Key quote: “That’s ridiculous. I’m not a home run hitter.”
Bryce Harper was a unanimous selection for the National League MVP award Thursday, as the Dodgers were shut out in the annual Baseball Writers Association America awards voting this week.
Greinke finished second and Kershaw third in the NL Cy Young Award voting. Joc Pederson got one third-place vote for NL Rookie of the Year, and Don Mattingly got one third-place vote for NL Manager of the Year. Thirty ballots are cast in each race.