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Dodgers Start Spring Season with a Bang

A game that many thought would not occur due to rain ended with a dominant 10-4 win for the Dodgers. After a 2.5 hour rain delay, the Dodgers took the field against rival San Francisco Giants, a team beginning what may be a lengthy rebuild. What looked like a win on paper for the Dodgers turned out to be just that, as the Dodgers, who were aided by three Giant errors, chased starter and familiar foe Derek Rodriguez before he got three outs.

Max Muncy, Chris Taylor, Cody Bellinger, A.J. Pollock, Kiké Hernandez, and Matt Beaty were among the Dodger regulars who started. . Muncy, Taylor, and Kiké homered, while Bellinger singled and scored a run. Tony Gonsolin and Dennis Santana both impressed with effective and efficient first and second innings. Some minor league pitchers for the Dodgers such as Josh Sborz and Luis Vasquez gave up home runs, but otherwise the pitching staff looked pretty good. Overall, the Dodgers played well on both sides of the game, demonstrating the depth of the organization at both the major and minor league levels.

Alex Wood is slated to start tomorrow, with Kenley Jansen and Brusdar Graterol likely to get into the game at some point. Mookie Betts, acquired in a trade from the Red Sox two weeks ago will also make his Dodgers debut against the Cubs tomorrow at Camelback Ranch


Key Takeaway: Dodgers baseball is back. It is glorious.

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