Seasons in review about nothing: Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager, ‘The Barber.’

Jimmy Rollins Corey Seager

For most of the 2015 season, this was Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager. One in the foreground, the other invisibly waiting in the wings. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)

This is Part 44 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.

Jimmy Rollins and Corey Seager, SS

Key stats: Rollins .224, 13 HR, 41 RBI, 12 SB in 144 G; Seager: .337, 4 HR, 17 RBI, 2 SB in 27 G.

Seinfeld episode: “The Barber” (Season 5, Episode 8)

Key quote: “It’s my day off, but I take care of you anyway because you’re my favorite customer. You’ve been with me for so long. You’re so loyal.”

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Dodgers, Mets announce lineups for Game 3 of National League Division Series.

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Chase Utley isn’t in the Dodgers’ starting lineup for Game 3 of the National League Division Series, but his longtime double-play partner is.

Jimmy Rollins is getting his first start of the postseason against the Mets’ Matt Harvey on Monday. Corey Seager, who went 1-for-8 with four strikeouts in the first two games of the series, is relegated to the bench.

Otherwise, the Dodgers’ lineup looks like it did in Game 2 for starter Brett Anderson. That means Utley, who is appealing his two-game suspension for a takeout slide in Game 2, will come off the bench if he appears in the game at all.

Rollins has more doubles (two), home runs (two) and RBIs (four) against Harvey than any current Dodger. He’s 5-for-19 with a pair of walks and only two strikeouts against the hard-throwing right-hander.

Seager has never faced Harvey in his month-old major league career.

The complete lineups for both teams:
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Watch: Kenley Jansen pitches a simulated inning at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers staged simulated games Tuesday and Wednesday as part of their pre-series workouts for the NLDS against the New York Mets. Game 1 is Friday at Dodger Stadium.

On Tuesday, Brett Anderson, Joel Peralta, Juan Nicasio and Carlos Frias faced a group of batters. Wednesday was a bullpen game: Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell, Chris Hatcher, Luis Avilan, Pedro Baez and Yimi Garcia all threw simulated innings. Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Jimmy Rollins, Howie Kendrick and Adrian Gonzalez were among the batters.

The sim game ended when Gonzalez hit a home run off Garcia

Here is the (edited for time) video of Jansen’s inning:

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Game 157: Clayton Kershaw pitches the Dodgers into the postseason.

Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw (22) gets a hug from Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis (17) after the final out of the Dodgers’ 8-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

SAN FRANCISCO — Clayton Kershaw’s hair and hat and t-shirt were already drenched in Budweiser and Chandon Brut Classic when he spotted his wife and infant daughter in a corner of the Dodgers’ clubhouse at AT&T Park on Tuesday night. He kissed his wife, and cooed his daughter, and got a little more alcohol poured on him before the night was over.

Chandon Brut Classic is $264 a case. Kershaw’s pitching in the Dodgers’ 8-0, NL West-clinching win over the Giants was priceless. The box score is here.

Corey Seager has relegated Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers’ bench.

Corey Seager is the Dodgers’ shortstop, for all intents and purposes.

SAN FRANCISCO — New York Yankees first baseman Wally Pipp led the American League in home runs in 1916 and 1917. He won a World Series in 1923. In 1925, he went into a slump and was benched in favor of a rookie named Lou Gehrig; Pipp never got his job back as Gehrig started 2,130 consecutive games en route to a Hall of Fame career.

Even 90 years later, replacing an established veteran with a young up-and-comer is still hard, whether the manager is Miller Huggins or Don Mattingly, whether the veteran is Wally Pipp or Jimmy Rollins.

“Nothing like this is ever easy,” said Mattingly, who effectively chose 21-year-old Corey Seager over the 36-year-old Rollins as his everyday shortstop Tuesday.

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