Dodgers 16, Giants 7 … and Mientkiewicz signing finalized

First, let’s get this out of the way: Ned said after the game that he still hadn’t heard from Boras. I told him we would all be waiting by the phone. He said, “Have a nice evening.” … Dodgers pounded out 17 hits. I mentioned here earlier the performances of Randy Wolf and Russell Martin (who actually walked in his third PA, I had said he was hit by a pitch). There were several standout performances after the mass substitutions that took place in the middle innings. Xavier Paul, who played the whole game, went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He also had seven putouts in right and center field on a really challenging day, with bright sunshine, no clouds and a lot of wind. Val Pascucci, who will be leaving for the WBC soon (Italy), went 2 for 2 with a home run. Jamie Hoffmann went 2 for 2 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. Juan Castro went 2 for 2 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored and is now batting 1.000 (3 for 3) for the spring. And Chin-lung Hu slammed a three-run homer over the leftfield wall, what has to be one of the deepest leftfield walls in pro ball (it’s 360 down the line, 430 to dead center).. …Doug Mientkiewicz passed his physical and signed his minor-league deal. Not sure when he’ll play his first game. … Dodgers even their record at 1-1. At the Mariners tomorrow.