The Dodgers improved to 81-41. Every night, it has been a new player to rise to the challenge and deliver for the Dodgers. It was Will Smith leading the offense last night, and it was Edwin Rios tonight. Rios had a memorable game tonight: 4 at-bats, 3 R, 3 H, 2 HRs, and 3 RBI’s. He joined the Dodgers in late June, and he seems to be fitting right in, already.
First 2 career home runs ?
2 dugout silent treatments ? pic.twitter.com/E32HMAtvr2
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Edwin Rios spoke with Dodgers reporter, Alanna Rizzo, following tonight’s win.
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Edwin Rios on his first big league home-run:
“I just yelled as loud as I can. I was just excited, and, man, it’s a feeling I’ll never foregt.”
Edwin Rios on his second home-run of the night:
“Everybody says it, once you get that first one out of the way, everything will just fall into place, and I was just glad I could get another one.”
Edwin Rios on how the importance of fouling off pitches and not chase:
“Huge. Just when I can control the strike zone, having better at-bats, walking, it’s just better for me, and better for the ball club.”
Edwin Rios on how much pride he takes defensively:
“I take a lot of pride. Every offseason, I just keep working my tail off, to just get better at my defense, just be able to make a good play, and have Kershaw look at me, and point at me, it felt pretty good.”
Edwin Rios on what it’s like playing behind Clayton Kershaw:
“Amazing. Quick innings, you’re not on your feet all day, and it’s amazing.”
Edwin Rios on performing in front of his home fans:
“It’s amazing. Words can’t describe it, I’m so happy, I’m full of emotion right now, and just going to enjoy this one, and soak it all in.”