The Los Angeles Dodgers got the action started in their opening series game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2nd inning when outfielder Scott Van Slyke doubled off the left field wall to start a rally.
Van Slyke, forced into action by the injuries to Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp, has grown man power. The Australia wind was enough to knock down his first home run bid. But the next time Van Slyke faced Wade Miley he squared up another pitch, going to the opposite field this time.
The Sydney Cricket Ground’s makeshift baseball field wouldn’t hold this one.
With that nice piece of hitting, Major League Baseball has its first home run of the 2014 season.
Opening Day: the Scott Van Slyke show.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) March 22, 2014