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Preview, #13: Arizona Diamondbacks @ Los Angeles Dodgers

After being outscored 15-5 over the first two games, we'll be hoping for better from Taijuan Walker and the D-backs in the third game of four at Dodger Stadium.

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Today's Lineups

A.J. Pollock - CF Andrew Toles - LF
Chris Owings - SS Corey Seager - SS
Paul Goldschmidt - 1B Justin Turner - 3B
Jake Lamb - 3B Adrian Gonzalez - 1B
Yasmany Tomas - LF Yasmani Grandal - C
Brandon Drury - 2B Joc Pederson - CF
David Peralta - RF Yasiel Puig - RF
Chris Iannetta - C Chase Utley - 2B
Taijuan Walker - RHP Rich Hill - LHP

Interesting that, despite driving in all four Arizona runs yesterday, and with a left-hander on the mound for the Dodgers this afternoon, Torey Lovullo has sent Nick Ahmed back to the bench. The Diamondbacks will be hoping for much better today from Peralta and Drury than we've seen on this road-trip: they're batting .133 and .105 respectively, with ugly OPS's of .310 and .263. They're not along: Goldschmidt is at .403 and Pollock .316, so that's basically half of today's line-up not hitting their weight away from Chase Field. PG is, at least, still getting on base, with more hits than walks on this road-trip.

Hill returns to the rotation for Los Angeles, having missed a slot because of a blister - it's an example of how the new 10-day disabled list can work out for a team, with them being able to pull up a replacement pitcher if a starter has to be skipped. The Diamondbacks saw him once in 2016 - more than nine years after his previous start against Arizona! - and handled Hill pretty well, tagging him with the loss and four earned runs over 5.1 innings. Mind you, we did better than that against Maeda yesterday, and it didn't exactly help much. Given his flaky finger, the D-backs might be looking to drive up that pitch count early. So take a few pitches, dammit!