Dodgers Hope To Bring Hitting Sticks To Talking Stick

The Dodgers today get their first look at the new Salt River Fields when they battle the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Dodgers get their first look at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick today, taking on the Rockies. Colorado shares this new facility with the division-rival Diamondbacks. The Dodgers rank 29th among 30 MLB teams this spring in average (.2264, narrowly ahead of the Angels' .2258), 30th in on-base percentage (.288), and 29th in slugging percentage (.3082, ahead of their Camelback Ranch mates, the White Sox at .3077). Yes, it's early in the spring, and yes the regulars have played roughly a quarter of the time, but man those numbers are bad.

Ted Lilly gets his first look at Cactus League action today, facing Ubaldo Jimenez. Lilly had the flu last week and was scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start, and instead threw 27 pitches over two innings in a B game against White Sox minor leaguers on Thursday.

Both teams have eschewed the designated hitter today, the first game all spring that the Dodgers have been without the DH.

Lineups

Dodgers   Rockies
SS Furcal CF Taveras
3B Blake SS Iribarren
RF Ethier LF Gonzalez
CF Kemp 1B Wigginton
1B Gimenez         2B Lopez
2B Uribe RF Spilborghs    
LF Thames C Morales
C Barajas 3B Gomez
P Lilly P Ubaldo

Notes

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Game Time: 12:05 p.m. PST

TV: None; no radio today either

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