"You try to mix and match," Yost said. "We go on matchups. We look at a bunch of things. Sunday we looked at (Tommy) Milone and he pitches down and away and down and away to righties. That’s not good for righties. So we went with Dyson."
Yost also said he isn’t leaning toward a straight platoon of his two center fielders.
"We just go day to day," Yost said. "We’ll get Lorenzo back in there against Colorado.
"Look, it keeps everyone going out there. It gives Dyson a chance. You get to rest Cain a little. And we got two lefties (going against us) in Colorado. So Cain gets his chance."
Yost’s hunch was spot on again Monday. Dyson went 1 for 3, walked and scored, and drove in the fifth run with a key two-out single.
And yes, you can expect Yost to continue to alter his lineup throughout the rest of the season, perhaps on a daily basis depending on matchups.
"We’ve got 38 games left," he said. "We’ve got to try to put the best lineup out there every night."
And no matter who starts, Yost intends to use both Dyson and Cain every game anyway, especially for late-inning defensive replacements. That’s when Yost had Dyson in center and Cain in right replacing Nori Aoki.
"Nori isn’t exactly a hack out there," Yost said. "But when you can get Cain and Dyson in the same outfield, that’s pretty good."
Yost no longer is tentative about playing Dyson more regularly because Dyson has matured as a hitter and an overall player.
"He’s a weapon," Yost said. "… His swing is much more consistent this year. He’s driving the ball to the opposite field. He takes walks. He uses the whole field and is not just a dead pull hitter.