PHOENIX -- Dee Gordon stole two bases in the Dodgers' win over Mexico on Wednesday. And he stole two more against the Texas Rangers on Thursday.
But Manager Don Mattingly would rather not talk about Gordon's blinding speed, but concentrate instead on some of the other things Gordon has done, like his double to left field against Mexico. Or the four runs he scored in the last two days.
"The thing that we’re asking from Dee this year is we want to see a baseball player," Mattingly said of Gordon, whose first sport in high school was basketball. "He’s not worrying about any kind of numbers. I told him, I said, 'When they quit talking about how fast you are and say hey, this kid’s a baseball player, then we’re going to be in great shape.' "
"Because that’s what we’re looking for. We’re looking for a baseball player. And that’s kind of our main goal this year. Let Dee become a baseball player."