Dodgers Spring Training Highlights: Yasmani Grandal Grand Slam, Matt Kemp’s Big Day...

Dodgers Spring Training Highlights: Yasmani Grandal Grand Slam, Matt Kemp’s Big Day Against Rockies


The Los Angeles Dodgers had perhaps their most impressive offensive performance of the spring as they scored 13 runs in the first four innings in their 13-7 blowout win over the Colorado Rockies.

Matt Kemp and Yasmani Grandal, who were traded for each other in 2014, ironically led the way for the Dodgers as they each went 3-for-3 with a home run. The scoring got started in the second inning for the Dodgers, with Kemp scoring from first base on a double by Yasiel Puig.

Grandal then singled to score Puig, and after a walk by Kiké Hernandez, Chris Taylor drove in a run on a groundout. Corey Seager then hit an RBI double and Justin Turner had an RBI single to complete a five-run inning.

Kemp got the scoring started again in the third as he led off with his team-leading fourth home run of the spring. Taylor drove in both Grandal and Hernandez, who reached base via singles, with a double.

The offensive outburst continued for a third consecutive inning in the fourth, with Turner and Kemp both singling and Puig walking to load the bases for Grandal. The switch-hitter, batting left-handed, launched an opposite-field grand slam to complete his six-RBI day.

Seager drove in the Dodgers’ final run of the game later in the inning to cap off a 2-for-3 day, doubling his hit total for the spring.

Hyun-Jin Ryu’s 2018 Cactus League debut flew a bit under the radar due to the offensive outburst, but he gave up two hits and two walks in 2.2 innings of work, striking out two. Ryu was charged with four runs, with the final two coming around after Pat Venditte replaced him in the third.