Angels 16, Dodgers 8
Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu made his first start of the spring Friday, striking out three Angels in 2.0 innings pitched, but allowing a home run to Josh Hamilton in the first inning.
However, it was nothing compared to the seven runs put up by the Angels offense in the third inning, the majority of which came against Matt Palmer, who struggled to get through 2/3 of an inning, allowing seven unearned runs on five hits and two walks.
Yes, the Dodgers still scored eight runs, and collected 15 hits, three of which came off the bat of Luis Cruz, who also drove in two runs in the contest.
Yasiel Puig made his presence known as well, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBIs, and even made a terrific play, gunning down a runner from right field to third base.
In his lone at-bat, Rusty Ryal hit his first home run of the spring, sending a Fernando Cabrera offering off of the left-field foul pole.
Padres 7, Dodgers 5
Meanwhile, across town, the other split squad of the Dodgers held tight against the Padres, led by Hanley Ramirez’s two-hit afternoon, including an RBI and a run scored, but fell 7-5 at the end.
The story here was the debut of Matt Kemp, whose appearance is very reassuring, especially given the news of Carl Crawford’s setback.
Kemp would go 0-for-2 as the designated hitter of the game.
Starter Zack Greinke allowed two runs on five hits in 3.0 innings pitched, and also walked a batter and struck out another.
Dodgers prospect and Spring Training invitee, C.J. Retherford would hit a home run off of Jason Ray in the seventh inning, pulling the Dodgers to an even tie at 5.
However, fast forward to the ninth inning, and former top prospect Zach Lee took the mound. He would allow two runs and three hits in the sole inning he pitched, striking out two Padres.
The damage was enough to lift the Padres to a 7-5 victory.
On Saturday the Dodgers will visit the Seattle Mariners at 12:05 p.m. Chris Capuano will take the mound against Hisashi Iwakuma.