The Dodgers go for their fourth straight victory Saturday afternoon against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers, while rookie Josh Collmenter is making his first major league start for Arizona. The Dodgers have beaten Arizona in 19 of their last 24 games at Dodger Stadium.
Before today's game, Dodgers' manager Don Mattingly acknowledged that he is concerned about the struggles of first basemen James Loney, who is hitting just .220/.258/.248 with two extra-base hits this season. Since the 2010 All-Star break, Loney is hitting a paltry .214/.276/.301 with five home runs and 37 RBI in 112 games. Still, Mattingly has no plans to move Loney lower than his current sixth spot in the batting order, at least not yet. "You're always concerned about guys when it gets to be an extended period of time," Mattingly said. "We really feel like in the last 10 days, he's swung the bat a lot better."
Here are today's starting lineups:
Today's 4:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox. For more information on the Dodgers, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.