Yasmani Grandal

The Los Angeles Dodgers played a day game against the Brewers for their series finale in Milwaukee on Thursday. While many people in Los Angeles may have still been sleeping, the Dodgers’ bats were awoken in a big way.

The team exploded for 14 runs on thirteen hits, many of which came after the fifth inning. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal led the way, as hit went 4-for-4 with two walks, two homers and eight runs batted in. The eight runs batted in were the most by a Dodger since James Loney drove in nine against the Colorado Rockies in September of 2006.

Grandal, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres for Matt Kemp and Tim Federowicz, started out slow this season, but has since come on in a big way. He is 12-for-17 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last five games. He began the month of May with a .179 batting average, and after Thursday’s game his batting average is .301.

Thursday’s homers were both three-run homers. He also had a two-run single to go along with another hit and two walks, in a game that he reached base all six times he came to the plate.

Grandal will look to stay hot as the Dodgers travel to Colorado for a three game series with the Rockies over the weekend.

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Daniel Starkand is a senior at Chapman University majoring in journalism and minoring in broadcast journalism. He grew up in Burbank, CA. He played baseball at Burbank High and his first year at Chapman. He also writes for The Panther newspaper.

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