April 29, 2013
While Yasiel Puig was busy getting arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50 mph zone, the Dodgers climbed back to .500 on the strong backs of Clayton Kershaw and Carl Crawford. In the Colorado series starting tonight, the Blue can do that one better. They can take the Rockies out of first place. In fact, with a sweep, the Dodgers could surpass the Rockies. But one game at a time.
Tonight, Ted Lilly is in his second start of the year, going up against Tyler Chatwood. Lilly had a decent first start of the year, but as oldbrooklynfan said, we’re gonna need more than two runs tonight. Hanley Ramirez may be in the game tonight. Tuesday sees Hyun-Jin Ryu against Jorge De La Rosa. Ryu has so far been rock solid in his starts. Wednesday’s starters are Josh Beckett and Juan Nicasio. We’ll see if Beckett can keep the balls in the ballpark; so far, he seems to like to give up two HR’s per game. If he keeps all the balls in the ballpark, look for Donnie to make up for it by bringing in Guerrier in relief.
April 26, 2013
Luis Cruz is looking more and more like persona non grata. I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets the ol’ DFA when Hanley comes off the disabled list, hopefully on Monday.
I’m wishing that Matt Kemp has an MVP series to show up the cheater Ryan Braun.
April 15, 2013
Time again to honor a legend.
April 12, 2013
Zack Greinke was signed for six years for $159 Million, giving us a pair of aces. I don’t know that he’s as excellent as Clayton Kershaw, but Zack is a close second. His performance for the lowly Kansas City Royals was phenomenal, including one Cy Young award. After leaving the Royals, Greinke compiled a 31-11 record with the Brewers and the Angels.
In his first two games as a Dodger, Greinke walked only one batter and struck out ten in eleven plus innings. Hopefully he will be back on top of his game by June to help lead us to our first NL pennant in twenty-five years.
I can’t wait until Monday, when the Puds come to town. I’ve got him as Public Enemy No. 1. Where do you rank him, in comparison to the following? Who am I missing from the list?
April 8, 2013
Now, Tuesday, on to battle the Padres.
April 4, 2013
So far, the bats are cold and the glow from the opening game victory has started to dim. But one series does not a season make. There is much more talent on the team this year than just about any Dodger team since the Garvey, Lopes, Russell, Cey, Baker and Reggie Smith era.
They will be fine.
Welcome back Russell Martin. He hasn’t done that great since leaving L.A. but he was always a fan favorite.