Bellinger isn't in the starting lineup for Game 5 of the World Series against Boston, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports. With the left-hander David Price set to start, the Dodgers will go with a right-handed heavy starting nine to begin the ballgame. There's a good chance Bellinger will enter the game in the later innings at an opportune moment.
Bellinger is out of the starting nine for Game 2 of the World Series against Boston on Wednesday. Manager Dave Roberts elected to keep the same lineup from Game 1 with another left-hander (David Price) set to pitch for the Red Sox. In Bellinger's place, Enrique Hernandez will man center field while Matt Kemp serves as the club's DH.
Bellinger is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the World Series against the Red Sox on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports. Despite winning NLCS MVP honors, Bellinger will take a seat for Game 1 with a southpaw in Chris Sale starting for the Red Sox. Enrique Hernandez will start in center field and hit seventh in his stead.
Bellinger will bat atop the order and patrol center field in Game 5 of the NLCS against Milwaukee on Wednesday. Bellinger has only hit leadoff once in his big-league career, during a game last season. Manager Dave Roberts pointed to the at-bats Bellinger had against Brewers starter Wade Miley in Game 2 in explaining the decision. Justin Turner and David Freese will follow Bellinger in the order.
Bellinger is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Brewers on Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. As per usual, Bellinger will sit with a left-hander in Gio Gonzalez toeing the rubber for the Brewers. The youngster is just 1-for-10 with an RBI through the first three games of the series. Enrique Hernandez will start in center field and hit sixth in his place.
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