The Los Angeles Dodgers remained undefeated early into Cactus League play with a 10-0 rout of the Colorado Rockies. The game at Camelback Ranch was shortened to six innings as both teams continue to build up their respective pitchers.
Trevor Bauer’s unofficial Dodgers debut was a success as he allowed a single and picked up a pair of strikeouts over his scheduled two innings of work. Bauer retired six batters in a row after Garrett Hampson opened the game with a base hit.
Bauer bookended a perfect second inning with strikeouts to keep the game locked in a scoreless tie. He was still the pitcher of record when the Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on DJ Peters’ home run to left-center field.
It was the first of two highlights for Peters as he followed it up with a diving catch in center field. The play validated recent praise from Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who touted Peters as being more than capable of manning all three outfield positions.
Matt Beaty’s two-out RBI single in the bottom of the third extended the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0.
Although Roberts indicated Tony Gonsolin would pitch two innings, he only took care of the third. Kenley Jansen took over in the fourth and nearly had an immaculate inning. Jansen struck out the first two batters face and had Elias Diaz down 0-2 before inducing a groundout.
The Dodgers then blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth with Lux, Rangel Ravelo, Will Smith and Andy Burns each driving in at least one run. Omar Estevez added an RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the sixth.
Next for Dodgers
After a pair of afternoon games, the Dodgers now have three consecutive evening starts. The first of which is on the road against the San Francisco Giants, and Walker Buehler will take the mound for his 2021 debut.
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