Left-hander Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start for the Dodgers. (Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start, and the Dodgers will roll out a very Opening Day-like lineup, as the Dodgers enter their final week of spring training. Anderson has allowed three runs on 10 hits through 6 ⅔ innings this spring, not including his last start six days ago on the minor-league side [stats here].
Anderson last pitched in a Cactus League game on March 19 against the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits over 1 ⅔ innings.
Here are the lineups for both teams for the 1 p.m. game at Salt River Fields:
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks renewed a rivalry Monday.
At least that seemed to be the opinion of an overzealous home-plate umpire, Tom Woodring, who ejected two Diamondbacks pitchers, manager Chip Hale, and bench coach Glenn Sherlock, when four different players were hit by pitches in a spring training game. The Dodgers won 7-4.
Dodgers starter Chris Anderson hit Diamondbacks slugger Mark Trumbo with a pitch in the first inning. Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson hit Justin Turner with a pitch in the bottom of the first.
Things settled down until Turner was hit again in the fifth inning, this time by former Dodgers prospect Allen Webster, who was promptly ejected by Woodring along with Hale. When Dodgers minor-league call-up Dillon Moyer was hit with a pitch by Derek Eitel in the eighth inning, both Eitel and Sherlock (the acting manager) were tossed.
Here was Dodgers manager Don Mattingly‘s response:
Mattingly said that Turner was not seriously injured.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Brandon McCarthy was listed as the Dodgers’ probable starter for this game, but he’ll throw a minor-league game instead. Chris Anderson will come up from the minor-league side to start against the Diamondbacks.
Don Mattingly makes no secret that he’ll hide a player from a divisional opponent when he can. The Dodgers and D-Backs are scheduled to play 19 games against each other this season, all in North America.
Jimmy Rollins SS
Justin Turner 1B
Adrian Gonzalez DH
Howie Kendrick 2B
Andre Ethier LF
Juan Uribe 3B
Chris Heisey RF
A.J. Ellis C
Kiké Hernandez CF
(Chris Anderson RHP)
Bench: Joc Pederson, Darwin Barney, Alex Guerrero.
Bullpen: Adam Libertaore, Daniel Coulombe, Sergio Santos, Pedro Baez.
Update (9:30 a.m.): Several minor leaguers had their names added to the reserve list today: Paul Hoenecke, Peter Lavin, Lars Anderson, Kyle Farmer, Webster Rivas, Ryan Scott, Dillon Moyer, Nate Samson, Casio Grider and Jon Garcia.
Update (12:10 p.m.). The Diamondbacks have announced their lineup:
Ender Inciarte LF
Micah Owings SS
A.J. Pollock CF
Mark Trumbo RF
Jake Lamb 1B
Yasmany Tomas 3B
Aaron Hill 2B
Gerald Laird C
Daniel Hudson RHP