The Dodgers placed outfielder Franklin Gutierrez on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The DL stint is retroactive to April 11. Right handed hitting Trayce Thompson has been recalled and he’ll join the Dodgers in Chicago. Gutierrez injured his hamstring while getting thrown out attempting to steal second base during the Dodger’s 3-2 loss to the Cubs on Monday night. Meanwhile the Dodgers will juggle the lineup because Justin Turner injured his quad on a takeout slide in the same game. Logan Forsythe will slide over to third, and Chase Utley will take over keystone duties for tonight’s game.
Dodgers placed Franklin Gutierrez on 10-day DL (retroactive to 4/11) with a left hamstring strain and recalled Trayce Thompson from OKC.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) April 12, 2017
Brandon McCarthy will get the start for the Dodgers looking for his second win of the season. He defeated the Padres on the Dodger’s opening home stand going six innings and allowing just two runs on a two-run home run to Wil Myers.
The Cubs will give the ball to veteran right hander John Lackey. He’s looking for his second win of the season as well after beating the Cardinals in the opening week of the season. In that game he struck out seven over six innings. Lackey is 7-4 at Wrigley Field with a 2.62 ERA.
Andrew Toles LF
Corey Seager SS
Logan Forsythe 3B
Joc Pederson CF
Chase Utley 2B
Yasiel Puig RF
Brandon McCarthy P
Brandon McCarthy-1-0 vs. John Lackey-1-0
Game time 5:05 PM – TV – SNLA
Forsythe is batting third for the first time this season and Puig is dropped down to the eighth spot in the Dodger lineup. In case you were wondering Forsythe has batted third just 18 times in his career and has a .159/.245./.247 slash line in the third spot. He’s just 7 for 44 batting third with no home runs.