Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal had the best game of his career on Friday night, and with his three home runs joined select company in franchise history, joining Hall of Famers Roy Campanella and Mike Piazza as the only catchers to do so. But with Grandal's five-hit game he is also working on another rare feat in Dodgers history.
Grandal on the season has 12 home runs and eight doubles, but has just 39 hits, hitting .204/.317/.415 on the season. That gives Grandal 20 extra-base hits and 19 singles on the season, something that is quite rare.
In club history, among all players with at least 30 hits in a season, only four times through 2015 has a Dodgers player had more extra-base hits than singles.
Duke Snider did it twice, first in Brooklyn in 1957, with 40 home runs, 25 doubles, seven triples and 67 singles in 139 games. With 592 plate appearances, Snider has more than double any other player on the list, and is the only Dodger to have more extra-base hits than singles with enough PA to qualify for the batting title.
Snider in 1960 had 32 extra-base hits and 25 singles in 101 games, this time calling the Coliseum in Los Angeles home.
Lee Lacy was next to join the club, with 16 doubles, 13 home runs and four triples in 103 games in 1978, to go along with his 31 singles.
David Ross in 2003 had a remarkable year, foreshadowing his future as one of the best backup catchers ever, with 10 home runs in 40 games and 140 plate appearances. Ross had seven doubles to go along with that, and 15 singles.
Grandal, with his 20 extra-base hits and 19 singles in 2016, isn't alone on the team in this regard. Joc Pederson has 16 home runs and 13 doubles this season, giving him 29 extra-base hits and just 25 singles. He came reasonably close to joining the club in 2015, with 46 extra-base hits and 55 singles.
The closest Grandal came to having more extra-base hits than singles was in 2013 with the Padres, when he had eight doubles, a home run and 10 singles in 28 games.
Fox will televise Saturday's game agains the Padres, with Brandon McCarthy making his second start of the season, facing Rule 5 pick Luis Perdomo for San Diego.
Time: 4:15 p.m. PT