Dodgers Split Squads Win, Tie
Nathan Eovaldi
Nathan Eovaldi
Senior Editor
Posted Mar 11, 2012


Two teams, two results, neither a loss. That's spring training for you. Starters were split between squads, giving ample time to prospects and backups.

Final Score: Dodgers 5, Mariners 5 (Game 1)

Final Score: Dodgers 10, White Sox 6 (Game 2)

Highlights

-Nathan Eovaldi, starting the early game, pitched three scoreless innings. Me made 26 pitches, 19 of which were strikes. Nathan also induced 5 groundball outs.
-Ramon Troncoso pitched around 2 hits to produce a shutout frame. Matt Chico struck out two in a perfect 8th and Josh Wall closed the door by striking out a pair in a scoreless 9th, touching 97 on the gun.
-In the later contest, Javy Guerra, Scott Elbert and Kenley Jansen worked a scoreless inning each.
-At the plate, four Dodgers homered: Matt Treanor, Juan Rivera, Jerry Hairston and Cory Sullivan. Rivera's homer was the second in as many days.
-Dee Gordon stole his third base of the spring, with Adam Kennedy and speedster A.J. Ellis adding a swipe each.

Lowlights

-Rough outing for Chad Billingsley in the late game. In 2 and a third innings, the righty surrendered 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk. He did manage to strikeout 3. Josh Lindblom relieved him and proceeded to allow two of Billingsley's inherited runners to score and yielded two more runs of his own.
-The worst pitching line of the day, and probably the spring, belonged to Ronald Belisario, who gave up 4 runs (3 earned) in an inning of work. He blamed a lack of focus on being forced to wear sleeves. Hopefully he'll be prepared next time.
-Alex Castellanos finally came back to Earth, going a combined 0 for 5 on the day. He was 0 for 4 in the early game and struck out pinch-hitting for Matt Kemp in the late game. He also committed an error at second base.
-Andre Ethier was a late scratch due to a stiff back. Doesn't seem serious but it would be wise to err on the side of caution.
-The roughest day, though, had to belong to Justin Sellers, who was hit in the face by a batted ball. Sellers attempted to stay in the game but was forced to exit after he started experiencing headaches.

Up Next

The Dodgers host the Cubs at Camelback. Ted Lilly looks to rebound from a tough spring debut. Game time is 12:05pm PST.


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