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In case you missed it: Guerrero goes deep twice, gets one homer


For more photos from Saturday, visit LA Photog Blog.

Dodgers at Giants, 1:05 p.m.
Joc Pederson, CF
Justin Turner, 1B
Yasiel Puig, RF
Yasmani Grandal, C
Andre Ethier, LF
Alex Guerrero, 3B
Kiké Hernandez, SS
Darwin Barney, 2B
Carlos Frias, P

By Jon Weisman

Alex Guerrero homered to left in his second at-bat of Saturday’s 5-4 Dodger victory over the Angels, but it was the out he made in the first inning that might be the Dodgers’ most memorable blast of the spring.

Guerrero, who finished 2 for 4, launched one to the 420-foot mark in center field, only for Angels center fielder Mike Trout to rise above the wall to grab it.

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Rangers at Dodgers, 1:05 p.m.
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Chris Heisey, CF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Scott Van Slyke, RF
Carl Crawford, LF
Buck Britton, 3B
A.J. Ellis, C
Brandon McCarthy, P

What else have we got?

  • One of the big points of discussion emerging after Saturday’s game was whether the pitching of J.P. Howell, David Huff, Paco Rodriguez and Adam Liberatore could encourage the Dodgers to carry more lefty relievers than you’d ever have expected. Ken Gurnick of, Bill Plunkett of the Register and Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles lay things out.
  • J.P. Hoornstra of the Daily News has more specifically on Huff.
  • Joe Posnanski tells a baseball integration and acceptance story through the life of former Dodger Bobby Bragan.


Howie Kendrick has enjoyed facing Padres’ Opening Day starter Shields


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  1. oldbrooklynfan

    It might be more of an interesting topic wondering if Guerrero could make the starting lineup rather than just the team.

  2. jpavko

    I hate to seem ungrateful, but Guerrero should be used in a package to get Cole Hamels

    • oldbrooklynfan

      I wouldn’t disagree with that. The Phillies wouldn’t do bad in the deal either.

    • Jon Weisman

      Nothing against Guerrero, but he’s not going to move the needle in a Hamels package.

  3. Agreed; move Guerrero (“I won’t go down”, get’s in huge scuffle lost an ear!) to make roster space for #DarwinBarney (tough, team player).

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