clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Dodgers Vs. Marlins Starting Lineups: James Loney At First Base, Andre Ethier Back At Cleanup

The Los Angeles Dodgers look for their third straight win on Saturday night, as they battle the Miami Marlins in the second game of their three-game series at Marlins Park. The starting lineup is pretty much the same as Friday, only with James Loney starting at first base in place of Juan Rivera, with right-hander Ricky Nolasco on the mound.

This is the 26th start in the last 50 games for Loney, who has not started against a left-handed pitcher since June 13. Rivera during that span has started at first base against 17 left-handed pitchers, including hitting a home run Friday against Mark Buehrle, and seven right-handed pitchers.

Dodgers first basemen have been putrid at the plate this season, combining to hit .248/.295/.353 with seven home runs and 50 RBI in 113 games.

Here are the starting lineups Saturday, which include Andre Ethier back in the cleanup spot against a right-hander, after batting fifth in the last two games.

Dodgers (61-52)

Victorino LF
Ellis 2B
Kemp CF
Ethier RF
Ramirez SS
Loney 1B
Hairston 3B
Ellis C
Blanton P

Marlins (51-62)

Hernandez CF
Ruggiano LF
Reyes SS
Lee 1B
Stanton RF
Dobbs 3B
Green 2B
Buck C
Nolasco P

For more news and notes on Dodgers baseball, be sure to read True Blue LA.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube