Tuesday night was a unique one at Dodger Stadium, causing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ last game of Spring Training was cut short in the fifth inning due to a broken water main that caused some flooding on the field.
The Dodgers came away with a 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, finishing out the spring on a high note, even if it was a shortened game.
Yasiel Puig got the scoring started early for the Dodgers, as he came up with two outs in the first inning and launched a missile to left-center off Angels starter J.C. Ramirez.
The home run was Puig’s fourth on the spring, with each coming in the last five days. It certainly appears that Puig is locked in at the plate and fully prepared to face the San Francisco Giants on Opening Day.
Los Angeles added two more runs in the second inning, as Chris Taylor stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. He launched a double into the left-center field gap to score Yasmani Grandal and Logan Forsythe.
The final run of the night came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as Matt Kemp got reacquainted with his old home by hitting a solo home run to center field. The long ball was Kemp’s first in a Dodger uniform at Chavez Ravine since the 2014 season.
Kemp had a solid spring for the Dodgers, finishing tied with Grandal for the team lead with five home runs to go along with a .875 on-base plus slugging percentage in 21 games. He presumably will be the Dodgers’ starting left fielder on Opening Day.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) March 28, 2018