But spring training is serious stuff when you’re trying to make the club or earn a starting spot. The
So from their perspective, these games do matter, and it is why the Dodgers splitting a pair of games Sunday -- defeating the Rangers, 10-5, at Camelback Ranch and losing to the Giants, 11-9, in Scottsdale -- were still noteworthy.
The Dodgers have twice as many relievers as spots in the bullpen. With only a week remaining until the start of the season, the Dodgers would like to see players begin to separate themselves.
So Carlos Frias’ fleeting hopes of making the team as a swing man were seriously derailed against the Giants, when he gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings.
The lone position battle, such as it is, is between Joc Pederson and
The Dodgers had 15 hits in scoring 10 runs against the Rangers, and 15 hits for nine runs against the Giants. Enrique Hernandez, seemingly squeezed out in his bid to win a utility role, hit a three-run homer against the Giants. It was his fifth home run of the spring.
Buck Britton, a minor leaguer called into action Sunday against the Rangers when