Los Angeles Dodgers 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke had been struggling right out of the gate of the 2017 season.

On Wednesday night against Rockies’ starter Tyler Anderson, he might have just gained some of his confidence back after he launched a home run over the wall in left-center field.

It was Van Slyke’s first home run since June 15 of last season off of the Diamondbacks’ Patrick Corbin.

Kiké Hernandez started his first game of the season at third base. He finished the game 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a triple.

Van Slyke and Hernandez opened the scoring in what turned out to be a 4-2 win for the Dodgers, behind another gem by Clayton Kershaw.

These two can be a vital part of the Dodgers success against left-handed pitching. If Van Slyke regains any sort of form that he had in 2014 and Kiké does the same regarding his 2015 season, the Dodgers left-handed pitching woes should slowly start to disappear.

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