You take your good with the bad in spring training, often within the same game, and all, naturally, spread around a decent amount of so-so.
The Dodgers had plenty to enjoy about their 11-11 tie with the Rangers on Tuesday in Surprise, Ariz., but hardly all of it. Teams usually don’t when it comes to games with 22 runs scored and seven errors.
The Dodgers exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning, and didn’t even have to use the kids to rally back from a 3-1 deficit. Yasiel Puig and Yasmani Grandal each singled in runs, before Howie Kendrick hit a towering three-run homer.
All this came against that famous ex-Dodgers playoff relief ace, Joe Beimel. A.J. Ellis added a...