Mattingly shuffles lineup with Kemp out of finale
DENVER -- With Matt Kemp out of the Dodgers' lineup Wednesday, manager Don Mattingly moved Adrian Gonzalez up to Kemp's No. 3 spot in the batting order with Hanley Ramirez batting fourth.
A mild surprise was the presence of Luis Cruz batting fifth ahead of Andre Ethier. Mattingly explained the decision as a counter move to Colorado starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz.
"He's really tough on lefties," Mattingly said. "I wanted to spread Andre and Adrian with a right-hander between them."
Left-handers entered Wednesday batting .115 against Pomeranz, while right-handers were batting .290.