That is why I prefer my runners to lead off third base
in fair territory.
If it works out and he can play third base
, to have that kind of bat coming up and having a position for him is something that could help us and is something that's going to be big for our depth," manager Mike Scioscia said.
He should not try for third base
unless the play is uncontested by the defense.
But Garrett Atkins hit an easy double-play grounder to shortstop Rafael Furcal, and Holliday then struck out, stranding Carroll on third base
2) The Dodgers' Kenny Lofton slides past Garrett Atkins into third base
after hitting a triple.
The pitcher can then cover third base
for a potential play on the lead runner.
Once Kent and first baseman Nomar Garciaparra (sprained knee) are healthy, the Dodgers' only infield opening will be at third base
, but that spot likely belongs to newly acquired Wilson Betemit, and Lugo has never played a major-league game at third base
282 BA, 232 HRs 906 RBIs Could be moved to third base
Good first impression: Cesar Izturis had a flawless debut at third base
for the Dodgers on Thursday, and with Mueller out, Izturis' effort was a positive development.
1) Arizona's Jeff Da Vanon, left, stops at third base
in front of Angels infielder Dallas McPherson.
Cesar Izturis made his debut at third base
for the Dodgers on Thursday night, and despite his apparent reservations about the situation, it turned out to be a rousing success, at least at first blush.
Dodgers manager Grady Little said last week he wanted Izturis to play some third base
on his rehab assignment, but that hasn't happened.
Little also was asked about the possibility of Izturis playing third base
, where Bill Mueller now is expected to be out longer than the six weeks he originally was supposed to miss when he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on May 15.
The ball sailed into center field and when Figgins came in to take the ball on the run and possibly throw out Lugo at third base
, he ran past it.