There’s a new sparkplug on the Dodgers and his name is Zach McKinstry. If you didn’t know who he was before the season, we’ll forgive you, but there’s no way to hide all he’s accomplished in his first real opportunity in the majors.
All he’s done in the first week of the season is collect 6 hits in 11 at-bats, drive in 4 runs, and hit the wildest inside-the-park home run you’ll ever see. Simply put, the kid has been a spark off of the bench, and more recently, in the starting lineup.
The rookie has started the last two games for the Dodgers after pinch-hitting in two of their first three games, and he has not disappointed. Whether he’s in the infield or the outfield, he’s performed, and that has manager Dave Roberts extremely confident when he’s out there.
He’s a pro. He’s a guy that has a great story, he’s a grinder, he’s a baseball payer, and he’s getting an opportunity. He earned this opportunity to make this club, and he’s taking advantage of it. I feel comfortable moving him anywhere on the diamond, and when he’s getting those opportunities, it’s good to see him come through.
It’s not often that a team’s number 9…