Going For The Sweep

With the Dodgers off to their best start in 13 years, Aaron Harang faces his former team today as the boys in blue go for the 4-game sweep.  Kemp’s off to a fast start, Dre’s knocking in runs, Gordon found his mojo last night, and AJ Ellis is doing better than most anyone could expect.  


Donnie blew through the pen again yesterday, so Harang will need to step up as Billz did and give a solid 6-7 inning performance with Lindblom the lone rested arm backing him up.


With the team doing so well, all eyes now turn to Uribe, and bets are now going to be taken as to if/when he get’s his first hit of the season. What’s your guess?


37 Responses to Going For The Sweep

  1. vl4eccjr says:

    Boo – yah!

  2. vl4eccjr says:

    Here’s hoping they packed their brooms for this opening road trip against the Puds!
    My guesstimation for Uribum’s 1st hit will be this coming Wednesday. The second game of the upcoming homestand. I have a gut feeling his hits will be few & far between afterward. . .happy easter!

  3. enchantedbeaver says:


    Harang’s living up to my expectations…

  4. vl4eccjr says:

    Looks like a very small strike zone again for todays game. It could be another long one. . .

  5. enchantedbeaver says:

    Nice line-up BTW. Everyone below #5 is hitting .000.

  6. vl4eccjr says:

    Now I’m starting to wonder when Loney will finally hit.

  7. enchantedbeaver says:

    Easy to see why Ned has been after Harang for so long – he sucks.

    Well, guess I’ll go do some yard work. Catch y’all later.

  8. vl4eccjr says:

    Wow! I stand corrected. Uribum got a hit today.

  9. vl4eccjr says:

    On the board!
    WTG MATT!!!

  10. 32and53fan says:

    He golfed that one. I thought Maybin caught it at first.

  11. vl4eccjr says:

    Thar she blows!
    So much for a sweep.
    Enjoy what’s left of your Easter Sunday everyone! IMO

  12. sparkleplenty1 says:

    Ka- boom!!! Gonna have to tune up the bully, Mr. Mattingly.

  13. sparkleplenty1 says:

    Yeah, Dre!

  14. nellyjune says:

    Win or lose, it’s nice seeing Matt and Andre getting their 1,2 punch back.

  15. enchantedbeaver says:

    There goes my hopes of our first undefeated season.

    This team isn’t going anywhere with a bullpen like Ned’s put together, nor a starting staff that features Capuano, Lilly and Harang. I’m just hoping that when the new regime takes over that we start seeing worthless vets like MacCrap and Coffey DFA’d and we start seeing younsters like Tolleson and Eovaldi. Win or lose, at least I can get behind them as our own.

  16. crash24now says:

    The known good:

    Kemp and Kershaw Add Gordon, because we knew he had the speed.

    The known bad:

    Uribe. Nuf said

    Loney – picked up where he left off last year (first half)

    The surprisingly good:

    Ethier. I suppose we should have known he would be good, judged by his ST results. Still, compared to 2010-2011, his 2012 is looking great.

    Mark Ellis. So far, so good.

    Billz – An awesome game.

    The surprisingly bad:

    The bully has underperformed. Sure, there are some bad eggs in there, but Jansen and Elbert should be better than they showed in this series.

    • crash24now says:

      I forgot some of the known bad:

      Cupaguano and Harangatang. Both are #5 starters at best. It’s gonna be a hell of a season with three #5’s that follow Kershaw and BIllz.

      • nellyjune says:

        …….and that’s assuming Billz stays on his game and doesn’t revert back to a #5 pitcher as well.

  17. trublu4ever says:

    I will take a 3 – 1 record to begin our homestand on Tuesday. Please Donnie…..even though BooRibe got a hit today, he is useless…..get rid of his fat ass, even if it means eating his salary. And, if Treaner and some of the other regulars are going to be rested on Sundays…..I will make sure, I never go to a game on that day. I agree, the BP isn’t very good and, Ned is to blame……so, please Magic…get rid of him as your first order of business!

  18. enchantedbeaver says:

    I don’t ever recall seeing a Dodger pitching staff walk so many batters either. They got away with it against SD, but any decent hitting team would’ve turned those into several more runs.

  19. oldbrooklynfan says:

    So far we’ve seen a little bid of everything and not enough of anything. We’re up 3 to 1 and that’s good news.Like the old saying goes, It doesn’t matter how you play as long as you win.
    We lost today, but we’re not perfect, no team is.

  20. messagebear says:

    On an off-day, and after due deliberation, let me be the first to say, “F the Guggenheimers!” I do not believe that these so-called new owners will do anything good for the franchise. First of all, they’re in bed with McCourt, at least as far as being partners in the land surrounding the stadium. The idea that they’re committed to winning is no different than what Frank expressed when he got the franchise. Secondly, where’s the money? Not that anybody has presented a detailed plan, and not that Bud will be able to insist that there actually be a plan, but all of the purchase price will presumably be put up by the Guggenheim “investors” and assorted insurance companies. Those are investor dollars, which essentially is borrowed money until it needs to be repaid or accounted for in the sense of showing a return on investment – I don’t see any money that is left in the till to build a future for the franchise, refurbish the stadium, and so forth. This is a modern day hedge fund obfuscation and shell game with Magic serving as the snake oil salesman, and that is all.
    So, once again, let me be the first to say, “F all the Guggenheimers!”

    • sparkleplenty1 says:

      I won’t argue your points at all Bear; they make a lot of sense. But we do have to wait and make sure the BK court will approve the sale. Hopefully things will happen then.

    • dodgereric says:

      I want to say that you’re being paranoid, bear. But we all know better by now.

      Me, I feel like I’ve been treading water for so long now that I’m willing to grab at almost any old log. Not Frank’s though. (eeeww…..)

      • messagebear says:

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Frank agreed to invest a couple of hundred of those millions back in the Guggenheim Funds. So, are we really going to be rid of him?
        Well, I was sceptical of the Warren Commission Report too.

  21. lbirken says:

    Bear, I might not put it the way you did but I too am concerned about this deal. I love Magic as much as the next person but please all you media types, stop calling him the Dodger owner. At this point in time we really don’t know who will end up “owning” the Dodgers. We know who might be in charge at the executive level but we don’t know for sure who controls the purse strings. We don’t know why this group agreed to having McCourt as a partner, no matter how limited. We know that all parties have agreed not to say anything disparaging about the other parties so in essence they don’t have to answer any of these questions. Bear, I hope that both of us are dead wrong about the way we feel about this deal.

  22. oldbrooklynfan says:

    There’s only one thing to do, at least for myself, I’m just going to take this one day at a time, as I’ve always done. The sale is not official yet but I think it’s pretty well in place. I’m just going to hope for the best.

  23. nedisajerk says:

    Dang how did Zito pitch a CG/SO’s in Coors? If I’m not mistaken his last CG/SO’s was back on 2003. I wonder what was the odd that the 1st win for the Giants would be from Zito?

    • nellyjune says:

      As a baseball fan, that was pretty amazing he was able to do that, at Coor’s Field no less. While watching him throw his 85mph fast ball, I kept thinking the Rockies really aren’t all that great, and this division with only 4 games in is not what the “experts” thought at all, with the exception of possibly the D-Backs.

  24. 32and53fan says:

    New post.

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