March 15, 2011 |
AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe, overcoming the physical "tightness" he has been feeling lately, doubled home two runs as the Dodgers ended a losing streak at eight games. Gabe Kapler singled in a run and Eugenio Velez singled home the winning run in the eighth inning. ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw gave up 11 hits and six runs, five earned, in 52/3 innings. Hong-Chih Kuo, Blake Hawksworth and Ron Mahay each pitched a scoreless inning. EXTRA BASES: Kershaw was the first of the Dodgers' starting pitchers to bat this spring; he struck out and had a sacrifice bunt.
March 2, 2011 |
Kansas City 11, Dodgers 5 AT THE PLATE: Bench candidate Juan Castro hit a towering three-run home run. Andre Ethier had a double and James Loney had two hits. ON THE MOUND: Tim Redding pitched three scoreless innings, extending his streak this spring to five innings. Former first-round pick Scott Elbert continued to have control problems, walking four of the five batters he faced. Elbert has walked six of 10 batters this spring. EXTRA BASES: Ethier made a sliding catch near the right-field fence to end the top of the second inning.
February 26, 2011
Angels 4, Dodgers 1 AT THE PLATE: Mark Trumbo belted a long two-run home run in his second at-bat, erasing a 1-0 Dodgers lead. Reggie Willits had a run-scoring single and Chris Pettit drove in the final run with a sacrifice fly. Matt Kemp had a single and a stolen base and scored the lone Dodgers run. ON THE MOUND: Six Angels pitchers combined on a three-hitter, striking out six. Starter Trevor Bell gave up the only run. Right-hander Anthony...
March 8, 2011 |
Dodgers 7, Brewers 1 AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers hit three home runs in their first 10 spring games and four in the first five innings Tuesday, with Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Aaron Miles each hitting his first Cactus League home run. Kemp, Ethier, Miles and Ivan DeJesus Jr. had two hits apiece; Kemp is batting .389 this spring. ON THE MOUND: John Ely pitched three shutout innings; he has given up no runs, no walks and two hits in six spring innings.
February 27, 2011 |
Dodgers 5, Angels 0 At the plate: With the exception of using a designated hitter, the Dodgers fielded what they expect to be their everyday lineup. Rod Barajas hit a solo home run, Rafael Furcal had two hits, Casey Blake had a double and Matt Kemp hit a two-run single. On the mound: John Ely struck out three over two scoreless innings to begin his longshot campaign to make the team. Jon Link also pitched two scoreless innings. Mike MacDougal, Blake Hawksworth, Kenley Jansen, Ramon Troncoso and Juan Rincon all pitched one scoreless inning.
March 4, 2011 |
San Francisco 5, Dodgers 3 AT THE PLATE: The offense remains stalled. The Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning, but got only one run out of it, as Ivan DeJesus Jr. grounded into a double play. The organization's reigning minor league player of the year, Jerry Sands, drew a walk and scored a run. ON THE MOUND: Jon Garland pitched three innings in his spring debut and held the Giants to an unearned run, two hits and a walk. Closer Jonathan Broxton issued a walk in an otherwise perfect inning.