By Jon Weisman
Spring Training stats are never, ever to be taken seriously.
So it’s entirely in the spirit of fun and frolic that I point out the Dodgers have a .383 on-base percentage and .478 slugging percentage as a team, after reaching base 17 times in today’s 7-3 victory over the Cubs (recapped here by MLB.com).
Here are some postgame notes and news about the 4-1-1 Dodgers:
- Clayton Kershaw became the first Dodger to go three innings this spring. He allowed his first run, but struck out five. Doug Padilla of ESPN.com has quotes from Kershaw and Dave Roberts.
- Andre Ethier, back in the lineup after a short absence, and A.J. Ellis each went 2 for 3.
- Micah Johnson became the first Dodger to play nine innings in a game, going the distance at second base. He singled, doubled and stole a base.
- Rob Segedin has overcome serious health and injury problems to make his bid for big-league playing time this season, as Ken Gurnick of MLB.com writes.
- Howie Kendrick will likely have an MRI on Wednesday if his right groin soreness persists, reports Gurnick.
- Catching prospect Kyle Farmer, running on a 3-2 count with two out in the top of the seventh, scored from second on a wild pitch.
- Trayce Thompson followed with the Dodgers’ second triple of the game, driving in two runs.
- Carlos Frias pitched two shutout innings, retiring six in a row after a leadoff single in the bottom of the seventh, and striking out two.
- Remember Mo’ne Davis, who visited Dodger Stadium in 2014 after becoming the story of that year’s Little League World Series? She suited up with the Harlem Globetrotters this past weekend.
- Louis Coleman has pitched two shutout innings this spring, but I figured out the real reason why I already like him.
— Jon Weisman (@jonweisman) March 8, 2016