Kiké Hernandez and Kenta Maeda led the Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners at Camelback Ranch. The sold out game was just two hours and 15 minutes long, but the Dodgers stars shined bright.
Hernandez opened up the game with a leadoff home run against Mariners pitcher Erik Swanson. Here’s the video:
Hernandez would hit another home run in his appearance in the third inning, making the score 2-0 over Seattle. His two solo shots would be the only runs scored in the game, giving the Dodgers the victory.
Hernandez’s spring training performance has been impressive. In 23 at bats, he is batting .435 and his OPS is 1.288.
Maeda provided the team with three perfect innings. Check out his epic change-up:
Kenta Maeda, Back to Back Wicked Changeups. pic.twitter.com/nTVMT7dKtU— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) March 9, 2019
With nine batters up and nine batters down, he earned four strikeouts and the win.
His spring training ERA is 4.50 in six innings pitched.
Other notable performances:
- Kenley Jansen threw as high as 93 mph in his scoreless fourth inning.
- Yimi García threw a scoreless fifth inning.
- Parker Curry ended the game with two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.