• Nick Hamilton

Dodgers Step On Snakes in Split Squad Win


Los Angeles Dodgers #10 Justin Turner knocked in two runs against the D'Backs./Jerry Kelly/TGSportstv1.

2/29/20 GLENDALE, ARIZ - The Dodgers skinned the D'backs 7-4 in a split-squad game, that featured about half of the loaded Los Angeles roster at Camelback Ranch on a warm Saturday afternoon.


Starter Ross Stripling retired six batters he faced after he gave up a leadoff double to Arizona's Jon Jay. Stripling looked solid in his two scoreless innings of work for the spring.


The Dodgers opened up a fresh can of offense when Mookie Betts connected on a leadoff single and later recorded his fourth stolen base of the spring. Gavin Lux hit an RBI triple that scored Betts. Luke Raley capped off the offensive onslaught with a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning.


Los Angeles continued to dominate in the second inning, as Tyler White and Edwin Rios hit doubles before Justin Turner connected on a two-run RBI single that gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead.


"I felt good," Stripling said of his outing. "It's interesting, because I'm working on this changeup, and they threw out five or six lefties at me today. So I threw a bunch of them, but now they've seen it before the season has started."


The game remained scoreless through the sixth, Dodgers prospect Mitchell White struggled allowed three hits, and a pair of runs, as the Diamondback cut into the lead 6-2.


Later in the game, Terrance Gore singled and later scored on a ground out in the bottom of the sixth. Markus Solbach came in relief in the ninth inning and gave up a two-run homer to former Dodger Trayce


Thompson. However, once Solbach settled down, he got the final out and captured the win. Across town at Salt River Field, the other Dodgers squad destroyed the Colorado Rockies 14-2.