Dodgers depth charge Rockies
The 2017 Dodger mantra has been depth depth depth, and on Wednesday night they put that on display. Both teams have had to play with numerous players on the DL and while the names of Enrique Hernandez, Scott Van Slyke, and Chris Taylor don’t put fear into the hearts of their opponents their bats did.
- Enrique tripled and doubled from the leadoff spot. This was the first time since July 1st, 2015 that Hernandez had tripled and doubled in the same game.
- Scott Van Slyke got the offense going with a solo blast. This was his first home run since June 13th, 2016.
- Chris Taylor lined two doubles into left field. This was the first time in his career that Taylor had multiple doubles in a game.
That was just enough to give the Dodgers a two-run victory with Clayton Kershaw once again providing ample pitching along with Kenley Jansen and the rare four-out save.
Before the game started the Dodgers lost Logan Forsythe and Rob Segedin to the DL. Segedin had just been called up as a replacement for Rich Hill three days ago. During the game, the beleaguered Rockies lost Carlos Gonzalez when Clayton hit him on the hand.
I counted three replacement players for the Rockies:
Cardullo, Mark Reyolds, and Garneau. They went a combined one for ten with two RBI.
I counted four replacement players for the Dodgers:
Enrique Hernandez, Brett Eibner, Scott Van Slyke, and Chris Taylor. They went a combined five for twelve, with two RBI, and three runs scored.