ha ha ha
If you are going to give up fourteen runs in a game, the best possible time to do it is in the 9th inning of a cactus league game when many of the sold out crowd were already heading home and with names like Istler, Griggs, Paredes, and Hooper. What a hitting parade by the White Sox kids.
Night Game Notes:
- Until the nonroster folk showed up the real Dodger pitching staff pitched a gem of a game on Sunday night with Alex Wood leading the charge. This was the 3rd straight good start by pitchers trying to crack the season-opening rotation led by McCarthy on Friday, Ryu on Saturday, and Wood on Sunday. Wood got into trouble in the first but escaped with only having given up only one run and was smooth as silk the rest of his outing.
- Ross Stripling followed Wood and struck out the first two batters. He ran into a little trouble in his second inning but got out unscathed.
- Chris Hatcher did his best to get back in the bullpen game with a perfect inning that included two punchouts. Liberatore is looking like the guy who was dominant in the first half last year.
- I’m not sure if Bobby Wilson has a chance to usurp Austin Barnes as the backup catcher but he had a big day last night crushing a home run to left and followed that with a sharp single to left.
- Puig made a throw in the first that got Rick Monday complaining because he missed the cut off man, but I tell you what, the throw was on the money to 3rd, and he just missed nailing him. Sure the result was 2nd/3rd no outs but……..man that was a great throw.
- Forsythe sure looks great on the defensive side at 2nd base making a great play on the shortstop side going against his body to throw a slow moving Soto. His turns at 2nd have looked quick and clean.