Scott Van Slyke decided to make the most of his start in left field in the opening game of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
After Carl Crawford remained in the United States for the birth of his child, Van Slyke was named the Opening Day left fielder and promptly crushed a double off the wall in his first at-bat that led to the Dodgers’ first run in the second inning. Van Slyke thought he had put the Dodgers ahead with a home run, but the ball hit off the ball and he had a double.
However, in the fourth inning, Van Slyke made sure to get the job done himself when he hit a two-run home run over wall in right field to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead. Adrian Gonzalez reached first base on a wild pitch strikeout and Van Slyke quickly cashed in the mistake to give him two hits in his first two at-bats.
See the two-run home run below:
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