Spring Notes: Glasnow shoves, Paxton alive, Lux’s D, Sheehan’s shoulder, Gauthier & Lao highlights, more

Back at it for Spring Training stuff prior to a busy weekend of action for the Dodgers.

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Tyler Glasnow

After giving up one run on four hits in less than two innings in his debut, Glasnow was dominant in his follow-up, striking out five and surrendering just a walk in three shutout. Not that there’s really anything to worry about regardless, but I just wanted to post the highlights.

James Paxton

While not the smoothest of debuts due to a couple of singles and a sacrifice fly in his first inning, he did strikeout four batters, including the side in his second inning. He looked about as advertised, and the important thing is that he’s out there pitching.

Gavin Lux

There’s no reason to panic yet, but there’s also nothing wrong with acknowledging it’s worth following Lux’s defense, as he’s now 0-for-2 on chances this Spring at short.

Alex Vesia & Matt Gage

Vesia got two strikeouts and then issued a full-count walk. He followed that by uncorking a wild pitch and was victimized by the aforementioned Lux error before being removed. Meanwhile, Gage hit a batter but managed a scoreless inning.

One of the rare competitions in camp, but one still has to assume Vesia has the leg up due to track record with the team unless disaster strikes, but Gage could make it interesting.

Landon Knack

After a dominant debut earlier in Spring, he started his next outing with a walk, triple, and groundout that plated a pair of runs. However, he did bounce back by getting the next five in a row, including three strikeouts.

Miguel Vargas

He now has no hits in his last 10 at-bats, with just one walk and six strikeouts, which is basically the opposite of what he needed this Spring. Mainly I just hope he doesn’t let it snowball like last year.

Austin Gauthier

After yesterday’s game-winning grand slam, the NRI is now 4-for-13 on the Spring with the homer, three walks and just two strikeouts.

He’s been playing himself into relevance his whole career since all he does it produce, really. The 24-year-old plays five different positions and has a career .291/.433/.433/.865 line with more walks than strikeouts, making it to AA in 2023.

Trey Sweeney

Scouts think he’ll move off short at some point, but the Dodgers are playing him there this Spring, and he’s now 4-for-12 with this homer.

Sauryn Lao

Over two outings this Spring, he has 1.1 innings of scoreless ball, striking out three and walking one. Lao converted to pitching just last year, but struck out 73 and walked just 11 in 57 innings from A-ball to AA in 2023. He sits 94-96 mph and can touch 99 mph, but his main weapon is the slider you see in the video, which he feels comfortable spamming in outings. Worth watching during the season.

Dalton Rushing

He’s 0-for-6 with four strikeouts this Spring, which I’m only mentioning just cause I’m sad there’s no highlights to post.


Max Muncy

Down here in the health updates section of things, thankfully the Dodgers avoided disaster with Muncy.

Emmet Sheehan

Sheehan’s late start to the year is due to shoulder soreness, which is always concerning. It likely makes the fifth starter spot Gavin Stone‘s for the taking, as the Dodgers will surely be cautious with Sheehan.

J.P. Feyereisen

Feyereisen finally made his Dodger debut, though he gave up two runs on two doubles, a triple, and a single in his inning. Still, it’s a win in terms of just being on the mound.


Good luck to everybody trying to watch both games today.

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