Yasmani Grandal had a monster game today in the Dodgers’ blowout win over the Brewers, going 4-for-4 with two home runs, two walks, and eight RBIs.
Some random factoids:
– He’s the first catcher with eight RBIs in a game since J.R. Towles of the Astros in 2007.
– He’s the first catcher with two home runs and eight RBIs in a game since Ivan Rodriguez of the Rangers in 1999.
– He’s the first catcher with two home runs, eight RBIs, and six times on base in a game since Walker Cooper of the Reds in 1949.
So yeah, it was a decent afternoon.
And the Dodgers have to be feeling pretty good about getting the 26-year-old Grandal from the Padres as part of the Matt Kemp trade/salary dump. It’s very early, of course, but Kemp is hitting .291 with one homer and a .747 OPS in 29 games for the Padres, whereas Grandal is now hitting .301 with four homers and a .948 OPS in 23 games for the Dodgers.