Reading between the lines, however, it now seems likely that Alex Guerrero will move into a hybrid left field/third baseman role in Puig’s absence.
SAN DIEGO — Sunday’s game between the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies was postponed due to rain. That means the Giants will reset their rotation for the three-game series at Dodger Stadium beginning Monday.
The immediate impact: Tim Lincecum will slide back a day to start Monday’s series opener at Dodger Stadium. And as a result, there will be a rematch between Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw on Tuesday. The only pitching decision still to be made was whether to skip Ryan Vogelsong or start him on Wednesday and let him try to build off the positive momentum of his last start against the Dodgers at home.
That also means Andre Ethier will be in the starting lineup with a right-handed pitcher starting tomorrow. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said prior to Sunday’s game at Petco Park that he would sit Ethier, a left-handed hitter, against the left-handed Bumgarner.
You could almost count the bright spots from a three-game sweep in San Francisco on one hand.
Mike Bolsinger looked really good in his Dodgers debut and might have earned a second start. (Hear from Bolsinger and Dodgers manager Don Mattingly “>here.)
Alex Guerrero hit his second home run in as many games. If you think he should be the Dodgers’ starting third baseman, Mattingly had a message for YOU before the game.
I also enjoyed this piece on Medium.com about the statistical implications of the (blown?) non-call that went against the Dodgers in the ninth inning Wednesday.