Marlins 7, Dodgers 6

Tony Abreu actually played FIVE innings at 2B, went 1 for 2 at the plate, went first-to-third, scored a run (after which he appeared to limp back to the dugout), handled his only grounder flawlessly and tagged out a runner attempting to steal. Bob Schaefer said afterward that Abreu did fine and won’t play tomorrow, but will play on Tuesday at the Marlins. … The Jason Repko/Delwyn Young race for the fourth OF spot, which wasn’t supposed to be a race at all because DY is out of options, is beginning to heat up. Repko went 2 for 3 with a walk today, including a two-run homer to key a furious three-run rally by the boys in the ninth that fell just short, and is now hitting .313 for the spring, with two HRs. DY has managed to cut down on his strikeouts — he has now gone 16 consecutive plate appearances without one — but he still isn’t hitting much, and his average now stands at .154. Derek Lowe had a so-so outing, striking out seven in five innings, but he gave up four runs, including a bomb to Dan Uggla. At the risk of incurring everyone’s wrath, JP went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. Blake DeWitt continues to build his own bridge to nowhere. He was 2 for 4 with two doubles, giving him five for the spring, but the only place he is going after the season is back to the minors for more seasoning. … I’m told there might be some more cuts coming tomorrow. … Dodgers lose twice today and fall to 7-12-2. Final Dodgers game ever at Dodgertown tomorrow. vs. the Astros.

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