They’re in, they’re out, they’re somewhere.
Don Mattingly posted the lineup he hopes will clinch the National League West on Wednesday, and once again players were coming and going.
Back after being out since Saturday with a bad back is outfielder Carl Crawford. Still in after his return Tuesday is Matt Kemp. Still in after experiencing a leg cramp Tuesday is Adrian Gonzalez.
But out of the lineup is shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who had also returned Tuesday from a sore back that had kept him out since Friday. Ramirez looked like the back may have seized up on him during an at-bat Tuesday, when he went one for two with three walks.
And still out indefinitely is Andre Ethier (foot), who has no announced timetable for a return.
So the Dodgers will try to defeat the Diamondbacks in Phoenix tonight with this lineup: Yasiel Puig RF, Crawford LF, Michael Young 3B, Gonzalez 1B, Kemp CF, Mark Ellis 2B, Nick Punto SS, Tim Federowicz C and Stephen Fife P.
A victory tonight, or tomorrow, against the Diamondbacks would give the Dodgers their first division title since 2009. They would become the first baseball team to clinch.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun