TRUism for Today


Gordon, 6

Herrera, 5

Rivera, 7

Loney, 3


Kennedy, 4

Treanor, 2

TGJ, 8

Capuano, 1


84 Responses to TRUism for Today

  1. lbirken says:

    Lucky me, I get to go watch these guys in person tonight. I hope the Karros bobblehead doll is not the highlight of the evening.

  2. trublu4ever says:

    DeJesus sent to minors…..Dre avoiding DL for now…..but, damn,we still have Uribe & Kennedy!

  3. crash24now says:

    Here’s some help, Tru – “Ethier is day-to-day.” Per Dylan Hernandez.

  4. trublu4ever says:

    Win or lose tonight I still get to hear Vinny and, that is a major plus after being bombarded by the gnats crew all weekend.

    • lbirken says:

      Vinny is a super human being. He had to watch those three games in San Francisco while the rest of us could turn away if we couldn’t bear to watch. He should never have to suffer that again!

  5. Found an interesting article on the Isotopes (Dodgers AAA team). Who says this is all about money, anyway?

  6. trublu4ever says:

    Feels like “Groundhog Day”…..same thing over and over!

  7. Its entirely possible that the Mets just built themselves an insurmountable lead.

  8. I would think that even a AA team could score off a major league team in 32 innings.

  9. Exactly how does Ned keep his job through all this? Kasten has to see how incompetent he is.

  10. I can only hope that Kasten has enough brains to see that there isn’t anything you could do to help this team enough to make a difference, and not let Ned trade away the last of our decent prospects for more worthless crap in an attempt to “save our season.”

    • trublu4ever says:

      Kaston, apparently said that they could “buy” without giving anything valuable away. I think that is the way the Yankees operate, don’t they?

  11. How can this team get up and get out so fast? I barely have enough time to type a comment and they’re out again.

  12. trublu4ever says:

    Oh, oh!

  13. trublu4ever says:

    Finally, after 33 innings, a run!

  14. vl4eccjr says:

    It’s a miracle! First run scored in 33 innings.

  15. Tied game. Glad I’m sitting down! 🙂

  16. Good gawd. They better pace themselves or they’ll get the vapors.

  17. Loney needs a new home before they start having telethons on behalf of his career.

  18. That didn’t take long.

  19. Not that I wouldn’t give him a chance over 2-3 weeks of everyday play, but I don’t think VanSlyke is much of a hitter.

  20. trublu4ever says:

    Giants are winning…..Dbacks already won…, if we should lose this game and Dre doesn’t come back real soon, how many games will we be behind at All-Star break?

    • Don’t think it really matters. This club has way too many holes to fill to even think about competing in September. Throw in injuries to Kemp and Dre, and the fact that Kersh isn’t pitching nearly as well as last year and I just don’t see much better than third again.

  21. trublu4ever says:


  22. I’m sure Donnie is saving Uribe to PH for when the Mets REALLY need to get an out.

  23. kahliforni says:

    For a manager who loves the bunt, just when did he and his staff work on bunting this Spring? High school teams display a better grasp of fundamentals…

    • That’s long been my bane with this organization Kahli. You shouldn’t have to teach fundamentals once you reach the bigs. What kind of instruction (or lack thereof) are these guys getting in the minors?

      • Gordon doesn’t bunt any better than JP did.

      • kahliforni says:

        During this slide into 2nd place, just how many bunt attempts have actually succeeded? I’ll bet a scant few…less than 20%, and that’s probably being kind.

      • 32and53fan says:

        I’m sure that somewhere in their dusty archives there must be an old copy of “The Dodger Way to Play Baseball” by Al Campanis. Kasten probably has his own copy. He needs to make sure procedures are in place to teach those fundamentals starting in Rookie League and at every level up from there. I HATE when I see big leaguers make bonehead mental errors.

  24. vl4eccjr says:

    WTF Loney?!!

  25. Herrera can bunt, too!

  26. So what do you all think – Captain Pweeg goes to AA for the summer and we see him in a September call-up? Can’t see spending $42M for 7 with an opt-out after 4 and not playing him in the bigs right away.

  27. Look at the bright side… if Rivera hadn’t grounded into a DP, Loney would have.

  28. kahliforni says:

    When was the last time Donny Boy signaled hit and run? Bring in a National League manager, fer cryin’ out loud… Geez, I hate being negative, but watching this “entertainment” is tough work.

    • I think it was to Loney, but it was before spring training started.

      Coincidentally it was the last time Loney got a couple hits.

    • 32and53fan says:

      If Gordon ever gets on base again, Donny could even try some run and hit plays. If he had any decent bunters, he could put on a few suicide squeezes. Anything to get this team moving again.

  29. kahliforni says:

    Three outs to moving day…

  30. vl4eccjr says:

    Well, they showed they had a pulse earlier. Hopefully they can show some sign of life with a walk off win. I’m crossing my fingers & toes. .

  31. trublu4ever says:

    I’m kind of excited to see Dickey tomorrow.

  32. kahliforni says:

    Kasten needs to attack this roster with “a pair of pliers and a blow torch.”

  33. grizzy says:


  34. grizzy says:

    Listened to an npr interview with this fellow Dickey pitching for the Mets tonight. Seems like an interesting person.

  35. lbirken says:

    I was at last night’s game and the night started well with a chance to give a big cheer to Eric Karros and remember when the Dodgers had a first basemen who could hit for power and field his position. There was a lot of excitement when the Dodgers finally scored but as I said in an email to my son earlier today, an optomist might say things are looking up while a pessimist might say the Dodgers started another scoreless streak. The reality is it is going to be difficult for the Dodgers to compete with a lineup similar to what was on the field last night. The only “regulars” were Dee (and he is clearly a work in progress), Loney and Rivera, and it could be argued these two guys night not be considered regulars with all the platooning Donnie has done recently. The rest of the players are career minor leaguers or at best, marginal role players. They might just be doing the best they can. That being said, however, the Dodgers are still playing close games. So while I said it might be difficult to compete at the present time, it is not impossible.

    As for tonight’s game against Dickey, yes, it should be interesting. I don’t much like knuckleball pitchers but I have to give these guys a lot of credit for making it work for them. I don’t remember who said it but a catcher was once asked the best way to catch a knuckleball and he said to wait until it stops rolling.

  36. Read they’re close to signing Corey Seager. Between he and Puig, maybe two steps in the right direction. I just hope Ned doesn’t trade away our best pitching prospects trying to “save” our season.

    I’d sure like to see if anyone would be interested in Loney & Billz though.

    • trublu4ever says:

      I think James & Chad would be gone in a second if any team were interested……and, boy, I hope they are!

    • lbirken says:

      Thanks for asking but I am not interested in either one of them.

    • crash24now says:

      At this point, I’m almost, but not quite, ready to sign Derrek Lee to a FA contract and DFA Loney. That’s probably a little too drastic.

      I’d love to package Loney and Coffey together and get somebody in return that can play some ball.

  37. crash24now says:

    The calvary is coming! Per Dylan Hernandez, Mark Ellis should be activated Thursday.

    Geez, given what he’s been through, I did not expect him to be back this soon. That’s great news!

    • lbirken says:

      We need all the good news we can get.

    • I’m not too excited. Is he a step up from what we have? – probably. But you have to remember he had Kemp hitting behind him while he was putting up better than his career average numbers. That party’s over for now and I see him sinking back to his career norms.

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