And then there was one.
Yeah, they’re only 3-0, and it is only Spring Training, but there’s still things to be excited about, right?
Things looked as if they were about to get ugly early on. Brock Stewart, seeing his first action of the spring, loaded the bases with no outs to start the game. A double play from center fielder D.J. Peters, who threw Trent Giambrone out at the plate helped Stewart leave the inning untouched.
For the third consecutive day, the Dodgers jumped ahead in the first inning. Joc Pederson walked to leadoff the game, and then Justin Turner followed with his first homer of the spring. Paulo Orlando would double a few batters later, and would then come home to score on a single from Matt Beaty, giving LA a 3-0 lead.
Turner added another RBI in the fourth, doubling to right field to give LA a 5-2 lead. He would come home to score on a single from Austin Barnes, giving the Dodgers a four-run cushion heading into the fifth.
Some of the Dodgers’ top prospects helped tack on some more, as back-to-back hits from Will Smith and Gavin Lux would make the score 7-2.
LA would score four more runs over the course of the final three innings. They scored a run in every inning except for the second.
On the pitching side of the things, the Dodgers were able to keep the Cubs in check. LA pitchers allowed only two runs on four hits for the afternoon. Over the last three innings, they held them hitless.
Some familiar names, such as JT Chargois and Josh Fields, saw their first action. Chargois threw a scoreless inning, where Fields allowed a walk and a home run in his inning of work.
Justin DeFratus and Layne Somsen both threw two innings each, striking out two each, respectively.
Luis Vasquez threw a scoreless sixth, getting all three of his outs via the strikeout.
The Dodgers will travel for the first time on Tuesday, as they’ll head to Surprise to take on the Kansas City Royals. First pitch is at 12:05 p.m. PT, but won’t be on television or radio.