The Los Angeles Dodgers look to extend a pair of streaks tonight as they battle the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second game of a four-game series at Chase Field in Phoenix. The Dodgers have won three straight games, and four of their last five, while the Diamondbacks have lost six straight contests.
It will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle their leadoff position with shortstop Dee Gordon out for six weeks after thumb surgery. Gordon has a .280 on-base percentage so his production won't be that difficult to replicate, though he was effective on the bases. Tony Gwynn Jr. starts at leadoff for the Dodgers on Friday, but with Matt Kemp coming back one week from today the top of the lineup will be an interesting game of mix-and-match for manager Don Mattingly.