Rare start off for Adrian González


Diamondbacks at Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.
Howie Kendrick, LF
Kiké Hernandez, CF
Corey Seager, SS
Justin Turner, 3B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Carlos Ruiz, C
Rob Segedin, 1B
Charlie Culberson, 2B
Brock Stewart, P

By Jon Weisman

Adrian González gets a rare break from the starting lineup tonight for the series finale against Arizona.

González had started 33 consecutive games and has played in 84 in a row (starting 80) entering tonight.

In those 84 games, he has an .815 OPS with 12 home runs and 21 doubles. In the past 33, his numbers are even stronger: .927 OPS with eight homers and 10 doubles.

González leads the Major Leagues in games since 2006 with 1,723, which is 31 more than his closest competitor, Robinson Cano. The only games he has missed this year took place May 17-19 against the Angels and June 1 against the Cubs.


Is Culberson in LF? It might get crowded for him to be at 2B with Utley standing there. =)

No — Culberson started at 2b. Utley hit for him in the late innings, and stayed in the game. A-Gon replaced Segedin at first, but didn’t have an at-bat. Howie Kendrick played LF.

The original lineup Jon posted had Utley leading off and playing second which is why I posted my tongue-in-cheek comment. It was later fixed.

This is true 🙂

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