Hey, spring is for those who dream, so you could excuse the Dodgers if they were feeling a tad wishful Friday after prospect Joc Pederson broke open a scoreless game with a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
The Dodgers went on to a 5-0 victory over the
The Dodgers had only two hits themselves entering the seventh when first baseman
Pederson -- the Dodgers' 2012 minor league player of the year and one of their most highly regarded prospects -- then homered on a 2-2 pitch off Jake Petricka.
The Dodgers are high on Pederson --
Pederson is the outfielder in waiting, though after spending all of last season at double-A Chattanooga, he figures to play more at triple-A Albuquerque this season than to be hanging around the Dodgers as a fifth outfielder.