Dodgers Spring Training Prospect Highlights – Zach McKinstry, Andre Jackson, Michael Grove and more

Game 1 of 2021 Spring Training

Today we got to witness the first Spring Training game of the 2021 baseball season. There were plenty of prospect highlights in the Dodgers 2-1 win over the Oakland A’s. We already knew that both Edwin Uceta and DJ Peters were going to be featured in the game, but we were treated to so many more.

In the top of the 3rd inning, Zach McKinstry led off the inning with a line-drive single to left-center to get the inning started. He advanced to 2nd on the first of two walks to DJ Peters. After advancing to 3rd on a fly out to right field, McKinstry was able to score on a single by Corey Seager.

Edwin Uceta came into pitch the 3rd inning and opened it up with a strikeout of Buddy Reed. He then gave up a solid single to Seth Brown. Soon after, Tony Kemp grounded into a double play to end the inning and his outing.

In the 5th inning, Garrett Cleavinger and the defense struggled a bit. After giving up a run and the bases were loaded with two outs, Sheldon Neuse came up big on defense.

André Jackson had a nice 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout.

To finish off the game Michael Grove came in and struck out two of the batters he faced to get a 7 inning game Spring Training save. He really looked good today.

Wrapping It Up

We were given a glimpse of the plethora of right-handed pitching prospects for the Dodgers. The performances of all of them were quite impressive. There are a lot more coming and we will keep you up-to-date on our Twitter account (@dodgers2080) with any prospects we hear that will be appearing in the Monday, March 1st game. The game is against the Rockies at 12:05 and will feature the debut of 2020 National League Cy Young Award winner, Trevor Bauer.

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