Dodgers’ front office executives, Andrew Friedman and Brandon Gomes, made astute decisions at the trading deadline, addressing the team’s needs effectively. The newly acquired players, Kiké Hernàndez, Amed Rosario, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, and Ryan Yarbrough, have seamlessly integrated into the Dodger family, showcasing stellar performances on the field.
Kiké Hernàndez, who returned to the Dodgers after a stint in Boston, expressed his excitement about rejoining the team, stating, “I’m going home.” Since his return, Hernàndez has demonstrated remarkable form, boasting a .333 batting average with 5 doubles and 6 RBI while exhibiting versatility across multiple positions for Dave Roberts. In a recent Sunday victory against the Padres, Hernàndez went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
Amed Rosario, acquired for his proficiency against left-handers, has exceeded expectations. Despite having no prior experience playing second base, Rosario has impressed with his defensive prowess, making some extraordinary plays. As a Dodger, Rosario boasts an impressive .296 batting average with 2 home runs and 9 RBI. In a recent game, he added a 2-run homer to his impressive stats.
Lance Lynn, though not the flashiest starter available at the deadline, has provided the Dodgers with exactly what they needed. In one of his recent outings, Lynn pitched an impressive 7 innings, allowing only 3 solo home runs against the Oakland Athletics. In another game against the Padres, Lynn demonstrated his skill by pitching 6 innings, allowing just 4 hits, including a solo home run, and striking out 6 while walking 2.
Joe Kelly has made appearances in 2 games, delivering 1.2 scoreless innings. His on-field performance has once again earned him viral video fame.
Ryan Yarbrough, another valuable addition, showcased his skills in a game, pitching 4.1 innings and allowing only 1 run. He recorded 3 strikeouts against the Padres and showed excellent control, walking no one.
Thanks to the contributions of these new acquisitions, the Dodgers have begun August with five wins and only one loss. Andrew Friedman’s expertise in player evaluation and his deep understanding of the team’s shortcomings have once again proven instrumental in strengthening the Dodgers’ roster and enhancing their prospects on the field. As these players continue to shine, the Dodgers’ ambitions for success in the MLB only grow stronger.