Dodgers in D.C.

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With their best pitchers lined up for this series, maybe the Dodgers can salvage the road trip.

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118 Responses to Dodgers in D.C.

  1. 32and53fan says:

    Dodgers lineup at Nationals:
    Gordon 2B
    Crawford LF
    Ramirez SS
    Gonzalez 1B
    Kemp CF
    Ethier RF
    Uribe 3B
    Olivo C
    Greinke P

  2. crash24now says:

    Looking forward to Kershaw tomorrow.

  3. It’s good to get out of Miami, now I hope we find Washington D.C. a lot better.
    Go Puigless Dodgers

  4. Like I said earlier on the other thred. I hope the Giants don’t make it an every other year affair.
    The same goes for the Cardinals.

  5. trublu4ever says:

    Geez!

  6. crash24now says:

    Ouch, that was quick.

  7. These National announcers, Bob Carpenter and F.B. Santangelo really make you know who they’re rooting for.

  8. I can’t believe how bad Greinke’s doing.

  9. The Giants are at it again.

  10. Very unusual to see the Dodgers in the rain. Ain’t it?

  11. 32and53fan says:

    They might as well call it now. Rain is forecast for the rest of the night, at least until 1 AM with a possible break in the 11 PM hour.

  12. I was looking forward to another early night with the Dodgers here on the east coast but now…Who knows?

  13. Well here we go again.

  14. 32and53fan says:

    Well, OBF, this turned out to make you stay up as long as a long game in L.A.

  15. It’s the same as for a game on the westcoast. I’m use to it.

  16. Another night, another loss.
    The ship is sinking we have to plug up some leaks.

  17. kahliforni says:

    Or throw a couple of guys overboard…

  18. JhallWally says:

    Good Grief!! What an offense… 0 for 6 RISP…. 12 LOB….
    Our Dodgers suck right now…. There isn’t going to be a historic 42-8 run to bail them out this year…. It will become apparent that Dildon is not equipted for this job…. And, hopefully, the powers that be will realize that Ned is a yes-man idiot…… Please, let’s go in another direction….

    • JhallWally says:

      It was exciting to watch the 42-8 run the Dodgers went on last season. However, I cannot take any joy in it, as, it saved Dildons job and got him an extension… I would have rather tanked and seen Dildon and Nedcompoop shown the door….

  19. trublu4ever says:

    Zack deserved better….with our so-called high power offense, two runs should have been overcome in the first few innings. I, personally thought the game should have been postponed. For us, it has been a long grueling road trip….covering delays, extra inning games and, three weather changes….we had Winter, Summer and Fall so far. Hopefully, Kersh can right the ship.

  20. kahliforni says:

    “We’ve dealt with it. Injuries are a big part of it. If you use it as an excuse, and I’ve heard it used as an excuse, it’s just another reason to take the wrong road.”

    Quiz: Who said it? Answer: Darryl Sutter (2012 Stanley Cup World Champion hockey coach) just this week. The Dodgers (and Lakers) like to use injuries as an excuse for not attaining the ultimate goal. Jibberish. If Ned had a deep enough roster to withstand injuries, or if Donnie had the grit to demand the highest performance from his players, whoever is out there, perhaps they, too, might have attained a World Championship. I hope the Guggenheim cartel gave Donnie his extension just to shut him up. He’s still a lame duck, in my opinion, and I hope Stan, et al, will swallow a few nickels to get things right at the top after the smoke clears from 2014.

    • oldbrooklynfan says:

      Just the thought that the Dodgers made it to NLCS only last year is all the hope I have left. The fact that the start wasn’t any more or less spectacular than this year, makes me think they can do it again. We have the talent but the team just isn’t gelling yet. Ethier and Kemp seem to tell the story, when one is hot the other is cold. We’ve been here before, we just hit better when there are less men on base.

  21. enchantedbeaver says:

    This team will have its cold spells and its hot spells, but bottom line is it still doesn’t have what it takes to be a true [and consistent] winner. Never has, never will with the two boobs running the show. Ned doesn’t know how to build a team. Donnie doesn’t know how to run it. Nobody’s held accountable for their play [except Gordon evidently.] They play with all the emotion of their manager, and all the intelligence of their GM. And I’ve lost all respect for Kasten as a baseball genius when he extended both when its apparent mediocrity abounds. SF has won 2 championships with 2/3 of the talent this club has always had. I dare say with Sabean and Bochy running the show they would have done at least that with ours, maybe more.

  22. messagebear says:

    We have too many people with outrageous long term contracts, so what’s to motivate. Donnie isn’t the best in that category under any circumstances, but essentially he’s got a lot of prima donnas that extend themselves when they feel like it. In many ways I admire teams like the Marlins, who spend very little money, have no visible fan base, but always seem to find some fresh new people who go out there and bust their ass trying to establish themselves in the major leagues. Who do we have in that category? I’m glad that we didn’t jump in and give Hanley the big long contract after his surge last season. He’s not going to maintain the stride either, especially if he winds up with over $100 million like so many other guys already on the team.

    Well, there’s my diatribe against the huge professional contracts.
    In a way I hope they all SUCK and break the money assholes like the Guggenheims and others in the major sports games today.

  23. messagebear says:

    And yes, Kasten is just another guy living off his old reputation. He’s shown no judgment that qualifies him for the Hall of Fame – just like enchanted said, look who got contract extensions for “outstanding management” results when practically everyone on this forum could have told him otherwise.

  24. Dodger4life says:

    I missed the game last night, I am traveling to and from Nor-Cal again, bringing fruit (cherries) back home to Idaho. ( Just a head’s up, they may be expensive this year. They have been getting over a hundred bucks a box for the #1’s). I will probably missed most of tonight’s game as well?
    .
    I can’t argue the comments on this thread. And that’s not my style anyhow.
    .
    Donnie said, he needed the contract extension to gain respect among his players.

    This, so far doesn’t look to be happening from where I sit. His players have slogged they’re way through the first 33 games. They have committed an abundance of uncalled for mistakes…some that come in the form of, on the field errors and some that come in the form of… not being prepared to play major league baseball.

    It’s not that I approve of Donnie and/or, Ned… Or, that I disagree they should be fired. They too signed up to do a job. One that they have been given ample resources to achieve the end result. An end result that if successful will bring them both respect amongst their peers.
    .

    As far as injuries go, Kershaw being down is a big detriment. Although, you can’t say, Beckett and Maholm have been completely terrible in his absence. And, now that Ryu will be down for some time? They will need to continue to assist on the hill, which is what they signed up for in the first place.
    .
    2014’s group of Dodgers have plenty of time left to straighten out what has been wobbling up to this point. Injuries or not.

    The bullpen has to come in and be effective, night in and night out. That is what they signed on for.

    The defense needs to be fundamentally sound, this doesn’t mean we need 9 guys that will win gold gloves. It means even if no one wins a gold glove, as a group, they were solid.

    The team needs to get back to the enjoyment of winning ball games. And winning them the right way….

    There is still plenty of time to pull things together, and turn things around. And by around I mean, becoming the team in the division/ league that sits solidly atop the N.L standings. Anything less, and you aren’t doing the job well enough.

    Most people in the world do get fired when the job isn’t done well enough.

    Have good Tuesday, everyone…
    .
    I’m rolling my way back home with 1300 lbs of Bings and Raineers…

    Pumping gas takes forever when people see what is in the back of the truck. But, driving away from a pump with more cash than you pulled in with is fun…kind’a like winning a game of baseball. Its a three stop series for me today.

    • kahliforni says:

      I can feel the open road just reading your thoughts. Safe travel to you.

      Funny, without TV, I haven’t really invested emotionally into this team. If I can’t see their play, I have nothing to judge them by. I do know they seem to be an uninspired bunch…not that they’re going through the motions or giving less than their all…it’s just a kind of non urgency. That life under a player’s manager.

  25. It’s…time…for…
    the Dodgers to get back in the race.

  26. Like old times, both Kemp and Ethier hit singles back to back,

  27. trublu4ever says:

    Damn!

  28. Good to see Hanley come through.

  29. trublu4ever says:

    Finally…a run!

  30. Now we have to hold on to this 3-0 lead. Com’on Kershaw.

  31. trublu4ever says:

    Oh, my…a gift 🙂

  32. Hanley’s 4th Homer.

  33. Butera’s 2nd HR.

  34. It’s good to read about all the runs. Unfortunately, it’s the bullpen tightrope walk from here on in.

  35. I hope they hold on to this lead.

  36. grizzy says:

    Do you think eight, no seven, runs will be enough?

  37. grizzy says:

    WTF, Perez? Seriuosly?

  38. I don’t like this.

  39. I’m glad that’s the end for Perez.

  40. trublu4ever says:

    Finally!

  41. Three more out to go for the Nats.

  42. trublu4ever says:

    Much better tonight.

  43. Giants Lost we Won 2.5 back.

  44. grizzy says:

    Kershaw really is something. Off for a month and shuts them down completely.

  45. Dodger4life says:

    I’m happy to see the Dodgers won! Based on the comments on here, it appears they won…

  46. JhallWally says:

    Woo-Hoo!!!! Win streak… Nice job Kersh……..

    Not bad considering our 3,4,5, and 6 batters left 19 OB…..

  47. Dodger4life says:

    I’m past my prime, but…
    .
    I have a better understanding of long road trips this morning…boy am I dragging.
    .
    I’m looking forward to some Dodger baseball after a few off days though.

  48. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Nothing to do for the Dodgers but to try to keep winning and keep pace with the Giants and Rockies and not fall to far back because they can’t depend upon another comeback like they had last year.
    That’s something that doesn’t happen very often. .

  49. crash24now says:

    From the weather outlook: looks like this game will not start until sometime around 4:30-5:00pm EDT (1:30-2:00pm PDT).

  50. CC keeps on ticking.

  51. Ol’reliable A.Gon does it again.

  52. crash24now says:

    Way to go, A-Gon!

  53. crash24now says:

    Puig is back!!!!!!!

  54. Nice 2-0 lead start.

  55. Werth’s killing us.

  56. Between Werth and LaRoche they’re making it tough on us.

  57. crash24now says:

    Haren is getting hit pretty hard. Can we buy some outs?

  58. Giants lost, I’m glad that’s over with.

  59. crash24now says:

    Haren in trouble again in the fifth, gives up a one-out bases-loaded Sac Fly. Will that be it?

  60. I didn’t think he’d get through that inning.

  61. It looked like Strasburg pitched around Puig.

  62. crash24now says:

    I hope the bullpen is capable today – I’m looking for zero, zero, and zero runs in the 7th, 8th, and 9th.

  63. Yeah but we have to pull ahead first.

  64. This looks like our last chance.

  65. I’m watching Steiner & Hersh, Bob Carpenter & FB Santangelo of the Nats must be cheering their A**es off.

  66. enchantedbeaver says:

    Typical. Offense scores two in the first, then takes the rest of the day off.

    Whatever Mac teaches, it worked for the working class Cardinals, but it doesn’t do shit for these prima donnas.

  67. This is it.
    Ethier,Uribe &&&

  68. grizzy says:

    I’d say this road trip pretty much sucked. Don’t get it.

  69. crash24now says:

    No luck. Another series loss. The only series that we have won this year have come against the D-Backs, the Padres, and the Twins.

  70. Dodger4life says:

    I’m curious as to how many games… close or not, these guy’s have battled back to win??

  71. I didn’t expect to beat Strasburg but we came close.

    • enchantedbeaver says:

      THAT’S the trouble Brooklyn. With the team we have we should be able to expect to beat everybody including Strasburg and Lee and Fernandez. There shouldn’t be anybody this offense can’t rough up.

  72. enchantedbeaver says:

    I like how Donnie said, “we’re better than this” a couple days ago.

    No, you aren’t.

  73. messagebear says:

    It’s rather plain to see that we can’t stand up to the really competitive divisions, nor even the .500 type teams in those divisions. Fortunately we’re in the west, so anything is possible until we get to the playoffs. We’ve got too many players who figure they’ve got it made, and they have contracts to prove it. We don’t have a GM that knows anything, nor a manager who can spout anything but platitudes, and frankly we have a head guy in Kasten who doesn’t hold either one accountable. Boy, do the Guggenheims and Magic deserve those guys! Frankly I’m disgusted with this team, which is largely made up of “no character – no guts” assholes masquerading as major league ball players.

  74. enchantedbeaver says:

    I’m a great believer in that a team plays to the personality of the manager.

    They played to Torre’s personality until Manny came along larger than life and instilled some enthusiasm for a year and a half. Then they played to Donnie’s personality until Puig came along and instilled some enthusiasm for half a year. Now that they’ve reined Puig in this season, they’re back to Donnie’s lifeless corpse of a team.

    I can’t foresee anyone riding in this year to the rescue.

    • messagebear says:

      Well, I could foresee one scenario.
      Matt could get really pissed off about having to sit on the bench; could call out Mattingly in the clubhouse and beat the shit out him and become a real leader – of course, he’d have to start hitting in order to then justify it. However, with Matt there’s always the even possibility that he’d wind up breaking his wrist, and there would go another season and a half.

  75. crash24now says:

    Dodger4life asked, “I’m curious as to how many games… close or not, these guy’s have battled back to win??”

    Answer: The Dodgers this year have turned around five games which they were at one time losing, and they eventually won the game.

    On the other hand, seven games in which the Dodgers were at one time winning, they eventually lost.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Thanks crash.

      So far…this season has been ho-hum… The excitement and energy just hasn’t been there. That’s my opinion anyways.

      With the Giants in town this would be a good time to get something going…

  76. kahliforni says:

    As bear alluded to above, here’s a breakdown of our heroes:
    13-5 vs. sub .500 trash (Pods, D-Backs, Twins, Phils)
    6-11 vs. +.500 winners (Tigers, Gnats, Nationals, Marlins, Rockies) and have not won a series against any of these teams. Donnie, it’s May. Settle on an outfield already.

    • Total it up and it’s 19-16 and more important only 2 1/2 games off the lead. If they can, at lease prevent the Giants from winning this series they’ll be in good shape. But of course nothing can be done about what the Rockies do.

  77. JhallWally says:

    Not surprising as our 3 thru 6 hitters were 3 for 18. And, left 13 on base… If the meat of your order can’t get it done, you are toast…

    Ethier really sucked.. 4 LOB…..

    This team is pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks Stan….

  78. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Crawford is, right now, a bright spot for the Dodgers as he’s picked up his BA to .255.

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