Yasmani Grandal is greeted with a Powerade bucket by teammate Justin Turner after hitting a walk-off home run in the 13th inning against the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Keith Durflinger/Staff photographer)
The Dodgers’ intention for the 2015 season is clear: Make sure every member of the team has been doused with a bucket of liquid by the end of the season.
They’re off to a good start: Their three walk-off wins have been authored by three different players this season. After Yasmani Grandal delivered the game-winning home run Sunday, Brett Anderson’s best start of the season was easy to overlook.
The Dodgers’ bullpen dominated again. After the game, another player was designated for assignment.
The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.
Andre Ethier (left) and Joc Pederson (right) hit home runs in the Dodgers’ 8-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff photographer)
If I told you a couple years ago that Joc Pederson, Rubby De La Rosa and Carlos Frias would be in the starting lineup May 1, 2015 at Dodger Stadium, you probably wouldn’t have been surprised. You might have guessed that Pederson would be batting leadoff, belting tape-measure grand slams, establishing himself as one of the most consistent presences in the Dodger lineup (even if his place in the batting order wasn’t always the same).
Left-hander Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start for the Dodgers. (Getty Images)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brett Anderson is making his fourth Cactus League start, and the Dodgers will roll out a very Opening Day-like lineup, as the Dodgers enter their final week of spring training. Anderson has allowed three runs on 10 hits through 6 ⅔ innings this spring, not including his last start six days ago on the minor-league side [stats here].
Anderson last pitched in a Cactus League game on March 19 against the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits over 1 ⅔ innings.
Here are the lineups for both teams for the 1 p.m. game at Salt River Fields: