After their first day off Tuesday, the Los Angeles Dodgers were back in action Wednesday as they played host to the San Diego Padres.
Wednesday marked the second and final meeting of the spring between the two teams. They lasted played March 12 at Peoria Sports Complex, in what was Hyun-Jin Ryu’s debut and the Dodgers’ first look at James Shields and Matt Kemp in a Padres uniform.
The Dodgers didn’t need to play another nine innings against the Padres before they managed to get on the board. Jimmy Rollins led things off with bunt single and was standing on first base with one out when Yasiel Puig stepped in to bat.
As he did against Cleveland Indians Cy Young Award-winner Corey Kluber, Puig jumped on a first pitch and crushed a home run. Whereas his home run off Kluber was hit to center field, Puig’s fourth home run of the spring sailed over the Dodgers’ bullpen in left field and nearly reached the team’s Spring Training complex.