The Dodgers got the best of the revamped San Diego Padres on Friday, bludgeoning their little brother 8-1 before nighttime fireworks lit up Chavez Ravine. Before the game, the organization paid tribute to the late, great Vin Scully who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 94.
It was admittedly tough to find a dry eye in the ballpark.
Before the somber emotion, the Dodgers were entering the day with a little fire under their feet following an odd altercation with San Francisco Giants pitcher Jarlin Garcia a day prior.
In happier news, LA fans saw the debut of another heralded prospect this week with infielder Miguel Vargas making the jump from AAA to the MLB club. While not as splashy as rookie teammate James Outman’s first at-bat, Vargas still connected for a two-run double in his debut game and Dodger hurler Blake Treinen went above and beyond to ensure the rookie would be able to hold on to that keepsake baseball.
The other big news of the week featured the Dodgers and a trade deadline that has been widely panned by fans.
The big addition was two-time All-Star Joey Gallo who has been in a career tailspin since being traded from the Rangers to the Yankees a season ago. However, teammate Hanser Alberto has faith that Gallo will absolutely turn things around in LA.
LA continues its series against the Padres on Saturday afternoon.