Five Hundred Ain’t No Place To Be

April 29, 2013

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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.


Jazz Hands Gets Another Start Against the Brew Crew

April 26, 2013

 

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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.


Road Trip

April 19, 2013

Road Trip

Let’s take Baltimore


His Day

April 15, 2013

His Day

Time again to honor a legend.


Public Enemy No. 1

April 12, 2013

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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?

Carlos Quentin
Gerardo Parra
Shane Victorino
Barry Bonds
Juan Marichal
Frank McCourt


NL Player of the Week

April 8, 2013

NL Player of the Week

Now, Tuesday, on to battle the Padres.


Pirate Series Chat

April 4, 2013

Pirate Series Chat

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.