Iannetta is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Friday. Jeff Mathis will handle the catching duties yet again as the Diamondbacks begin their NLDS with the Dodgers on Friday night. Although Iannetta didn't start the Wild Card Game on Wednesday either, he remains the top option for Arizona behind the plate, and will likely be back in the starting nine for Saturday's matchup.
Iannetta is out of the lineup against the Rockies on Wednesday. Iannetta will retreat to the bench for Wednesday's wild-card game as Jeff Mathis draws the start with batterymate Zack Greinke taking the mound. The 34-year-old backstop will be available off the bench and will likely step in as a pinch hitter if the situation arises.
Iannetta went 1-for-4 with a solo homer, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's 14-2 demolition of Kansas City. Iannetta came in slashing .295/.396/.526 against left-handed pitching, so it's not surprising that he was able to take southpaw Jason Vargas deep in his first at-bat. The 34-year-old catcher's surprisingly significant contribution is one of many reasons Arizona was able to lock down homefield advantage for Wednesday's wild-card game against the Rockies.
Iannetta is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Giants. The Diamondbacks clinched home-field advantage for the NL wild-card game, so he'll get the day off as Arizona rests most of its starters. In his place, John Ryan Murphy will start behind the dish.
Iannetta is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins. After starting the first two games of the series, Iannetta will be given the afternoon off as the Diamondbacks square off against Dan Straily and the Marlins. Chris Herrmann draws the start at catcher, batting eighth.
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