NLDS, Game 3: Dodgers-Mets lineups


Here are the Dodgers and Mets lineups for Game 3 of the NLDS in New York:

2B Howie Kendrick
SS Jimmy Rollins
1B Adrian Gonzalez
3B Justin Turner
RF Andre Ethier
LF Carl Crawford
C Yasmani Grandal
CF Kike Hernandez
SP Brett Anderson

Chase Utley is eligible to play tonight after appealing his two-game suspension, but he’ll begin the game on the bench and (temporarily at least) avoid merciless booing in New York. Corey Seager is also on the bench, as manager Don Mattingly has opted for Howie Kendrick and Jimmy Rollins as the Game 3 double-play duo versus right-hander Matt Harvey.

RF Curtis Granderson
3B David Wright
2B Daniel Murphy
LF Yoenis Cespedes
1B Lucas Duda
C Travis d'Arnaud
SS Wilmer Flores
CF Juan Lagares
SP Matt Harvey

Wilmer Flores gets the start at shortstop in the wake of Ruben Tejada‘s broken leg. And with a left-hander on the mound Juan Lagares is in center field, with Michael Comforto and Michael Cuddyer on the bench and Yoenis Cespedes in left field.

Trea Turner undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner underwent surgery on his right index finger,’s Manny Randhawa reports. Turner suffered a non-displaced fracture when he was hit by a pitch attempting to bunt in early April.

Turner missed six weeks of action and played through the injury for the remainder of the season. He was quite successful, batting .298/.353/.497 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 96 runs scored, and 35 stolen bases across 569 plate appearances. Turner’s performance, especially late in the regular season, helped the Nationals claim the first NL Wild Card. They, of course, would go on to win the World Series.

Turner, who is expected to be healed up by the start of spring training, will be entering his second of four years of arbitration eligibility. He will likely get a sizable raise on his $3.725 million 2019 salary.