Although the Los Angeles Dodgers lost their Spring Training opener to the Chicago White Sox, 6-4 on Wednesday, there were some positives worth noting.
The first was in the third inning when Carl Crawford came to the plate with runners at the corners and two outs. He swung at the first pitch he saw, which was a breaking ball, and smacked an RBI-single to right field, scoring Joc Pederson. Crawford finished the day 1-for-2 and played four innings in left.
Crawford batted second in manager Don Mattingly’s lineup on Wednesday — a position he can possibly settle into during the regular season if he is healthy and stealing bases. Earlier in the week Crawford stated that despite being 33 years old, he’s capable of being a baserunning threat.
Courtesy of MLB.com is Crawford’s third-inning RBI single, the Dodgers first run of the spring: