Young talent finds spots in Torre's lineup card

Young talent finds spots in Torre's lineup card

PHOENIX -- Joe Torre said the kids would get to play in the two series with the D-backs, and that was the case Friday night.

Torre started former D-backs player Trent Oeltjen in center field for Matt Kemp, Russell Mitchell for third baseman Casey Blake and Chin-lung Hu for Rafael Furcal at shortstop. The Dodgers play the D-backs six times in the last nine games.

Torre said John Lindsey will start at first base on Saturday for James Loney.

"We'll see if Big John can get his first bomb," said Torre. "Mitchell, maybe he'll play in the outfield Sunday [against Arizona left-hander Joe Saunders]. He's an intriguing one. He has a little pop in his bat and he won't hurt you defensively."

Torre told the media, then told Kemp, that he would get him in Friday night's game if he wanted to keep his games-played streak alive. Kemp has the longest active streak in the Major Leagues at 195 games.