Because of the string of injuries, the Dodgers have had to put together some makeshift lineups as of late, and Wednesday against the Padres they had just one Opening Day starter in the lineup -- Andre Ethier.
Another provisional lineup will be the case again Thursday, when the teams wrap up their two-game set at Petco Park.
"We don't have some guys out there, but the guys we have out there can pick it," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "We're going to catch the baseball. We'll play defense and find a way to get some runs."
The injury-plagued Dodgers lineup, which mustered just two runs on Wednesday, could be good news for Padres righty Edinson Volquez, who has given up just four total runs in his last four starts, all of which have been San Diego wins.
Volquez is 1-1 with a 3.71 ERA in three career starts against the Dodgers, with the one loss coming on April 5 at home. That loss marked the first of four straight Volquez starts that the Padres lost. However, the Padres are 4-0 in his last four starts and will look to extend that streak in Thursday's series finale.
Dodgers: Harang taking the mound at Petco
• Aaron Harang (2-2, 4.46 ERA) is coming off his best start in a Dodgers uniform, working eight innings of one-run ball against the Rockies last time out. The righty will look to carry that momentum into Thursday's start against the Padres, a team he has had some trouble with recently.
Harang is 3-5 with a 4.36 ERA against San Diego in his career, but he has dropped his last five decisions against the Padres. In one start against them this year, Harang gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings and fanned 13 while earning a no-decision on April 13.
• Reliever Matt Guerrier, who has been on the disabled list since April 19 with elbow tendinitis, threw his second bullpen session on Wednesday and could face hitters soon.
Guerrier said he is hoping to return from the disabled list in a couple of weeks, which could be good news for a Dodgers bullpen that has been a point of concern this season.
"It's going good right now," Guerrier said. "I'm recovering. I'd like to be back by June 1 if I could. I don't feel any sharp pain anymore, and that's what I was having before."
Padres: Alonso extends streak
• Rookie Yonder Alonso reached base with a walk while pinch-hitting in the seventh inning on Wednesday and has now reached base safely in 20 straight games. Alonso is third among all National League rookies in on-base percentage (.367).
• The Dodgers have taken six of eight against the Padres this season, and 16 of 20 dating back to July 8, 2011. Since the start of last season, the Dodgers are 9-5 at Petco Park.