The Dodgers defeated the Indians, 5-4, on Saturday when they scored three times in the seventh inning -- two on a triple by Luis Cruz-- and yet my favorite part of the game easily came in the first.
It included a leadoff bunt single, a steal of second base and an advance to third on the catcher’s throwing error, and run-scoring groundout to short.
Yep, Dee Gordon struck again. Dropped a little bunt down the third-base line and then created a run almost entirely by himself. Speed may kill, but it definitely scores.
There is zero doubt about the damage Gordon can do, if he gets on base. Last year in 224 at-bats, Gordon hit .304, so encouragement reigned. Enough so, that he essentially became their starting shortstop when the Dodgers moved Rafael Furcal at the trading deadline.