Barnes catching, Will Smith at DH for NLCS Game 6October 17, 2020 | 10:05 AM
Austin Barnes is batting ninth and catching for Saturday's NLCS Game 6 against the Braves.
Analysis: Barnes is hitless in four at-bats this series but hit lefties at a .316/.409/.316 clip during the regular season, so Dodgers manager Dave Roberts found a spot for him against Baves southpaw Max Fried. With Barnes moving into the lineup, Friday's hero Will Smith will slide to DH, with Chris Taylor taking a seat. Here are the rest of the Dodgers as they line up behind Walker Buehler in this must-win Game 6: Mookie Betts, RF; Corey Seager, SS; Justin Turner, 3B; Max Muncy, 1B; Smith, DH; Cody Bellinger, CF; A. J. Pollock, LF; Enrique Hernandez, 2B; Barnes, C.