There has been a lot of talk this Spring Training about the hitting of the Los Angeles Dodgers young prospects.
The Dodgers took on the Texas Rangers Tuesday, and manager Don Mattingly filled the line-up with veterans. Some veterans took it upon themselves to show that the youngsters are not the only players on the team capable of coming up with big hits. The first came from Yasiel Puig in the top of the fifth inning.
With runners at first and second Puig chopped one up the middle off of former Dodger Joe Beimel that scored Alex Guerrero:
Howie Kendrick then followed with a deep home run to center field off Beimel to give the Dodgers a 6-3 lead.
This was Kendrick’s first homer so far this spring:
A few batters later, A.J. Ellis stepped to the plate with runners at first and second and one out. Ellis brought both of those runners home with this double to center:
The Dodger offense ended up with 11 runs in the game, but the pitching and defense was unable to keep the lead and the game ended in a tie.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Sergio Santos