Rain, Rain, Go Away…

In a season that ranks among the worst in Dodger history, the news that Rubby De La Rosa has injured the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of his pitching elbow has dumped a little more rain on the 2011 parade.  He will have Tommy John surgery which means that we may not see him pitch again until spring training or later in 2013.

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This adds another victim to the string of never-ending injuries that have plagued the Dodgers this year.  Couple that with the general inability to deliver with runners in scoring position on top of the pathetic attempts of Frank McCourt to stay in control.  It seems that the rain never goes away.

The stellar performances of Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp have provided the only glimpses of blue sky in an otherwise stormy season.

We can only hope that that the deluge will wash away McCourt and Ned Colletti.  Hopefully the rains of 2011 will provide nourishment for the flowers we hope will bloom in 2012.


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This Day in Dodgers History

On August 2, 1938  –  As an experiment, bright yellow baseballs are used in the first game of a doubleheader. The teams go back to the traditional white ball in the nightcap as the Dodgers swept the twin bill from the Cardinals, 6-2 and 9-3.


32 Responses to Rain, Rain, Go Away…

  1. It boggles the mind to think that our 5th starter hasn’t been one single person since, well, ever. Padilla, Ely, Rubby, Monasterios, Garland, etc. and still, nothing.

    Now, Rubby is out for at least 2 yrs and no help in sight from the minor leagues or outside the league. Fate strikes once again. Even the baseball gods want Frank out

  2. trublu4ever says:

    That’s right….when it rains, it pours!

  3. Go Flash Gordon Go!!!..

  4. 10 steals from the rookie already..wow..

  5. 32and53fan says:

    Stupid rookie running mistake breaking the wrong way… he will file that away and hopefully not repeat it.

  6. 32and53fan says:

    …I don’t know why they don’t learn those mistakes in the minors.

  7. trublu4ever says:

    Damn, Navarro! Into center field!!!!

  8. 32and53fan says:

    Tony Jackson’s latest tweet led to me saying “Who?” and a post in MSTI.

  9. trublu4ever says:

    Wonderful job Hiroki! Don’t like having a lead, do you?!

  10. vl4eccjr says:

    Good evening all. Kind of a slow night I see. Nice job by Kuroda. Got out of a couple if situations there.
    As usual, not much run support! Some insurance run/s would be nice.

  11. trublu4ever says:

    Wow….Eugenio4ever on deck!

  12. vl4eccjr says:

    Is Donnie mental? WTF is Eugeni-O for 16 doing pinch hitting?
    Talk about a mental midget move!!!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Colletti gets us Velez & McDooDoo…..brilliant move Neddy!

  14. trublu4ever says:

    Whew…we escaped!

  15. vl4eccjr says:

    Whew! I had the Maalox close at hand. Glad I didn’t have to grab it! McDoo-doo makes me nervous.

  16. 32and53fan says:

    We could use a few insurance runs about now…

  17. trublu4ever says:

    Giants lost again! Lovin’ it!

  18. trublu4ever says:

    Wow…Matty just saved this game for us!

  19. vl4eccjr says:

    Javy got backed up well from Matt’s defense!

  20. Nellyjune says:

    I didn’t watch most of the game as I was watching the Dbacks tear apart the gnats once againt, and handing the gnats a 5-game losing streak. That game was more beneficial to the Dodgers than the Dodgers game itself. At least Dodgers fans like myself living in gnat country. It has been suggested the gnats may not have the same team chemistry with their new additions.
    As far as the Dodger game, it’s good to see Kuroda have a good outing. It’s always great seeing Javy these days, and Matt will definitely make webgems or the Capital One play of the day on MLBTV.

  21. nedisajerk says:

    This was the long message I was talking about.

  22. nedisajerk says:

    Rank 3rd Webster ETA: 2013 Position: RHP Age: 21, DOB: 02/10/1990 Bats: R, Throws: R Drafted: 2008, 18th (547)

    Rank 6th Eovaldi ETA: 2012 Position: RHP Age: 21, DOB: 02/13/1990 Bats: R, Throws: R Drafted: 2008, 11th (337)

    Of course Eovaldi putting up better numbers than Webster but how do they figure out those ETA?

    Rank 4th Withrow ETA: 2013 Position: RHP Age: 22, DOB: 04/01/1989 Bats: R, Throws: R Drafted: 2007, 1st (20)

    Angel Sanchez Rank: 7 Great Lakes Loons (A) ETA: 2013 Position: RHP Age: 21, DOB: 11/28/1989 Bats: R, Throws: R Signed: July 12, 2010.

    Garrett Gould Rank 9 Great Lakes Loons (A) ETA: 2014 Position: RHP Age: 20, DOB: 07/19/1991 Bats: R, Throws: R: Drafted: 2009, 2nd (65).

    Well look like these 2 are having a good season so far and time to move them up to Double A next season. Where did they sign this Sanchez kid? Well going by the last name he must be born.

    Martin rank 5th ETA 2013. He was a 2 way player and played 3rd bases in college maybe they shouldn’t move him to reliever.

  23. messagebear says:

    Sorry, but Withrow and Martin aren’t showing me anything in the low minors up to this point. Maybe it just takes an extra long time for prospects out of high school to develop at the major league level. They’re certainly not up to Kershaw’s development level.

    On another note, I take delight in the D-Backs success. Something to root for the rest of the season. One, they’re bringing it to the Giants; and two I’ve always liked Gibson and give him a lot of credit as the manager. Would have been nice to have him managing our side, but then again I certainly don’t wish him to have any association with the likes of Frank and Ned. Not to take anything away from our normal love for the Dodgers (again, excepting Frank and Ned who are in no way Dodgers), but I’d like to see the D-Backs take the division.

  24. Nellyjune says:

    Way to go Raffy!! Play of the day yesterday and a 3-run jack today! Hmmmm…. amazing what happens when players enter a FranknNed-Free environment.

  25. Congratulations to Clayton Kershaw being named the NL Pitcher of the Month for July. Makes us Dodger fans proud!

  26. messagebear says:

    No incentive whatsoever to play for Frank and Ned. Kersh is still too young to understand that, but give him time if Frank is around much longer.

    It’s kind of fun to see how some players just come alive once they leave this club.

  27. selltheteam says:

    Loney Less Lineup

    Gordon SS
    Miles 3B
    Ethier RF
    Kemp CF
    Rivera 1B
    Navarro C
    Gwynn LF
    Carroll 2B
    Lilly P

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