Spangenberg is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. The Padres are sending out a right-handed heavy lineup with southpaw Rich Hill on the mound for the Dodgers, so Spangenberg will head to the bench for a second straight game. In his place, Christian Villanueva will start at third base and bat fifth.
Spangenberg is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers. Spangenberg will be held out Tuesday after making four straight starts with the Padres going exclusively with right-handed hitters in the lineup against Dodgers lefty Alex Wood.
Spangenberg went 2-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Rockies. Spangenberg has now started consecutive games at the hot corner after giving way to Christian Villanueva on Wednesday and Thursday. What appeared to be a changing of the guard has simply become a straight platoon situation. The 26-year-old should see a couple more starts with the Padres scheduled to face righties in their next two contests.
Spangenberg is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rockies. Spangenberg will head to the bench for a second straight contest, and the third time in four games, as the Padres continue to give Christian Villanueva looks at third base. With Spangenberg riding the pine, Villanueva will bat sixth and man the hot corner.
Spangenberg is not in the starting nine for Wednesday's game against Arizona. Spangenberg retreats to the bench for the second time this series as Christian Villanueva draws another start at the hot corner. Since Sept. 4, Spangenberg is hitting just .128/.227/.154 with one extra-base hit and 13 strikeouts.
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