Enrique Hernandez showed last night why it’s never okay to give up on a play.
The LA Dodgers utility has been a star all season in Los Angeles, but he stepped that up a notch last night with his performance in the defeat to the Milwaukee Brewers.
For Dodgers fans, they’ll be disappointed that they weren’t able to build on the momentum generated by the signing of Brian Dozier from the Minnesota Twins.
Dozier arrives after being traded for second baseman Logan Forsythe and prospects Luke Raley and Devin Smeltzer.
And despite donning their uniform halfway through last night’s game at Dodger Stadium, the Dodgers were unable to avoid defeat to the Brewers.
Not that Hernandez should be too bothered though – he proved his versatility by appearing at pitcher again, following his achievement last week of being the only Dodger player this season to have played eight different positions.
He also had a highlight reel moment too as he stopped Lorenzo Cain from getting home despite missing his initial catch.
This is exactly why you don’t give up on a play:
And THAT is why you don’t give up on a play. pic.twitter.com/hNHcJ4hL3i
— MLB (@MLB) August 1, 2018
You can see from this baseball betting guide by 888 that it would make sense to back the Dodgers, particularly when Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for them.
But the trade deadline signings and the form of Hernandez – arguably the league’s most versatile player – just add to the Dodgers’ prospects and we wouldn’t be surprised to see them go for a championship in October.
They were, after all, close losers to the Houston Astros last season so know all about getting there.
Now they just need to find the quality and inspiration to push themselves over the line and end the 30-year wait for a title.