Not only are the Dodgers travelling across the country, they are playing in an American League ballpark. That means they will be allowed to use a designated hitter this series. I wonder who Dave Roberts will pick as his designated hitter. I’m guessing that in the first game, against a left handed pitcher, AJ Ellis will catch and Adrian Gonzalez will play first base as usual. That sets up Yasmani Grandal to be the designated hitter. For a catcher, that’s practically like having the day off.