The third Spring Training game for the Dodgers was against the Giants. In the starting lineup were prospects Sheldon Neuse and James Outman with Nick Robertson and Alex Vesia scheduled to pitch. This article will spotlight prospects who made significant impacts during the game.
In the bottom of the first inning, Walker Buehler was on the mound and he wasn’t quite up to his standards. Fortunately, James Outman was manning centerfield in the first inning and made a couple of excellent catches to keep the Giants off the board.
James Outman out there flashing the leather tonight.
2019 Loon picking up a 2016 Loon. Go #Dodgers #DiveIn pic.twitter.com/2TBlunRJ3T
— Great Lakes Loons (@greatlakesloons) March 3, 2021
He then made another great catch in the 6th inning. No doubt, James Outman can play some center field. In the 7th inning, Outman followed up with a game-tying line-drive double to tie the game. What a great impression! Just as an FYI, I was able to interview Outman in 2018 after his first professional season.
When your name is James Outman, you make catches like this pic.twitter.com/7RoJ4wsR0S
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) March 3, 2021
In the 5th inning, Nick Robertson took the mound for the first time this pre-season and dominated.
Nick Robertson throwing a scoreless frame with two strikeouts in Dodger blue! pic.twitter.com/kjEu6jY0Jj
— Nick Stevens (@NickStevensR) March 3, 2021
Impressive IP by #Dodgers Nick Robertson. 6-foot-6 RHP, 7th round pick in 2019 out of James Madison. Struck out 23 with one BB in 16 1/3 IP at rookie and AZL in 2019
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 3, 2021
Rising prospect Michael Busch entered the game in the 7th inning as a pinch hitter. He promptly doubled on a line drive to center field. The swing is beautiful. If I find a video I will update this spot and post it to Twitter (@dodgers2080). UPDATE: found a video:
Michael Busch, one of the top Dodger prospects, jumps on a fastball for a double. pic.twitter.com/rQQ8DrgkyL
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) March 3, 2021
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This was another great exhibition of more Dodgers prospects as they tie the Giants 1-1. They play on Wednesday, March 3rd at 5:05 PM PST against the Reds. It will be available on TV and the MLB App.