LOS ANGELES, CA — The Los Angeles Dodgers finished up their Opening week home stand with a 4-2 record thanks to four MLB bro’s who have contributed significantly in the team’s success. 

Mookie Betts, who was awarded the 2022 Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards before Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies, continued to showcase his skills in the outfield and infield at second base. Betts also contributed with run support in both series against the Arizona Diamondbacks and Rockies. 




Trayce Thompson rose up in premiere fashion on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks hitting three homer runs and driving in eight runs that led to another Dodger victory. Thompson continue to elevate his game as he takes another step in solidifying his place on an MLB roster. 



Andre ‘Action’ Jackson

Not to be outdone by the incredible plays of Thompson was pitcher Andre Jackson. The right-hander was called up when starter Tony Gonsolin was injured in Spring Training and remains out due to a left ankle sprain.

“Being a starter all the way up, I pride myself in getting as many innings as I can,” Jackson said on Sunday. “I know that’s kind of my role this year, is go as deep and be as efficient as I can to help the bullpen out.”

Jackson is definitely “team first,” and willing to play whatever role the team needs him to be in order to secure victories. In Saturday’s win against Arizona, Jackson had his third three-inning save of his young career. With each save, his confidence continues to grow immensely. 

J-Hey Got A New Swing Cut The Butter

Veteran outfielder Jason Heyward who previously spent the last eight seasons with the Chicago Cubs, made the Dodgers roster in Spring Training and has not looked back since. 


Heyward crushed a two-run homer — his first of the season and as a Dodger that helped lift Los Angeles over Colorado 13-4 on Monday night. However, he didn’t stop there; on Tuesday night, in the bottom of the third inning, Heyward connected on a solo homer to right field. 



During the off season, Heyward worked out with Freddie Freeman, his former Atlanta Braves teammate reunited here in LA, in order to improve his swing at the plate. The bond that was formed with Freeman when the two were teenagers has paid dividends when it came to the Dodgers offering Heyward a minor league contract. 


Hayward’s attitude, leadership, and outlook became even more optimistic as he made the roster and improved his hitting techniques.  The hitting staff’s plans were to make his stance at the plate simpler and showed him that moving his hands back would have a more direct path to the baseball. 



Although the season is young, the clubhouse is full of a collective group who want to not only win but improve with each game, which could be a great recipe for a strong playoff push this season.  

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