Gimenez rallies Dodgers with three-run blast

Dodgers 6, Diamondbacks 4

Highlights:

  • Look out, ’cause the Hector Gimenez bandwagon is rollin’. The Dodgers trailed the entire game today and were down 4-2 in the eighth inning until Gimenez followed singles by Tony Gwynn Jr. and Juan Castro with a homer to left field off Rafael Rodriguez.
  • The next batter, Gabe Kapler, followed with another homer to left.
  • Matt Kemp narrowed the Dodgers’ early 3-0 deficit with a two-run homer, his third of the spring, in the bottom of the fourth after Andre Ethier singled.
  • In his first at-bat since his return from the eye doctor, Jay Gibbons singled.
  • Pitching the sixth inning, Jonathan Broxton got his first two strikeouts of the spring.

Lowlights:

  • A two-run double by Miguel Montero in the top of the fourth helped saddle Chad Billingsley with a three-runs-in-five-innings day.
  • Mike MacDougal loaded the bases in the ninth on two walks and a hit batter, escaping when Adam Eaton (no, not that Adam Eaton) lined into a game-ending double play (Justin Sellers to Eugenio Velez).

Sidelights:

  • The Dodgers got 12 hits today from 12 different players, and no walks.
  • Kim Ng gets the headlines, but Alex Remington of Fangraphs thinks we should be seeing even more women in prominent roles in major-league baseball.
  • Steve Dilbeck of the Times talks about how St. Patrick’s Day used to be the highlight of Spring Training at Dodgertown in Vero Beach and laments its passing.
  • At Baseball Savvy, Howard Cole’s latest interview subject is … well, there’s no other way to put this … me.
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