Perhaps with the Dodgers playing split-squad games tomorrow afternoon, the Dodgers travelled with bullpen arms and few starting position players for Monday night’s game against the Rockies.
Or this is to be expected when you are in Arizona for over a month now.
The Rockies scored two runs off Caleb Ferguson and another against Alex Vesia. Then they tacked on two runs in the eighth inning and that was enough for a 5-1 win.
The Dodgers had one true threat to score. That was in the seventh inning when the Dodgers loaded the bases with no outs. However, J.D. Martinez hit a foul pop-up down the left-field line and that turned into a double play.
The Dodgers would push across a single run in the ninth inning but that was it for them.
Here was a Dodger highlight, right-hander Jake Pilarski pitched a scoreless seventh inning that was punctuated by this heater.
Peralta had a blast playing in the World Baseball Classic
Outfielder David Peralta played for Team Venezuela and it wasn’t his success at the plate that caused his excitement for the event.
The Athletic’s Fabian Ardaya spoke to Peralta prior to tonight’s game.
David Peralta is back from the WBC. Called it “unbelievable” and raved about the atmosphere.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 20, 2023
“I’m loud,” he said, “and I couldn’t (even) hear myself.”
Also said his back, which required offseason surgery, wasn’t even a thought throughout the event.
Rehab for Daniel Hudson going slowly
Right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson told the media today that his knee currently going slow. Mike DiGiovanna from the Los Angeles Times note Hudson’s current status, “We’re trying to evaluate it right now to see where we’re at,” said Hudson, who is expected to close games for the Dodgers. “We haven’t really made any decisions on what the next step is. We’re just trying to map some stuff out … on when I can get back into games.”
For the latest on RHP Daniel Hudson, who is frustrated by slow return from left-knee surgery, OF David Peralta, who is back from exhilarating run with his Venezuelan team in WBC, and updates on tonight's game vs. #Rockies, follow our #Dodgers live blog. https://t.co/7bVKAwaPlD— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) March 20, 2023
Hudson said the current plans are for him to stay in Arizona for extended spring training when the Dodgers break camp this weekend.
Spend two minutes with Dodger pitching prospect Gavin Stone
Did they even think about grilled onions?
Can we get 150 burgers to-go, please?— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) March 21, 2023
We sent Ty, Cal, J.P. and Bryce to pick up In-N-Out in a golf cart... here’s how it went pic.twitter.com/3e2CXyHzlI
The Dodgers have split squad day on Tuesday afternoon. Both games will start at 1:05 p.m. PDT. The Giants will play the Dodgers at Camelback Ranch and you can see this game on SportsNet LA. The second squad will travel to Goodyear to play the Guardians. That game will not be televised.
Dodgers game notes list Clayton Kershaw as starting Tuesday's game in Goodyear against the Guardians, with Noah Syndergaard starting against the Giants at Camelback Ranch (it's a split squad tomorrow)— Eric Stephen (@ericstephen) March 20, 2023