What’s Brewing with the Dodgers?



Roberto Hernandez (aka Fausto Carmona) is all set to start the first game of this weekend’s series against the Milwaukee Brewers.  This leaves us all wondering what other pitchers will Ned Colletti pick up during the “waiver/trade” month of August?  Rumor is that he is shopping for a “swing-man” that can handle both long relief and spot starts, to replace Paul Maholm.  We could also use some more starting pitching depth, in case of injury or in case Dan Haren forgets which changes he made before Wednesday’s game against the Angels.  Other than that, we definitely could use some real help in the bullpen, somebody we can slot in ahead of Brandon League and Brian Wilson.




107 Responses to What’s Brewing with the Dodgers?

  1. crash24now says:

    Re-posting the Lineup

    Dee 2B
    Puig CF
    Adrian 1B
    Hanley SS
    Kemp RF
    Crawford LF
    Uribe 3B
    Butera C
    Hernandez RHP

    No surprise – Beckett goes to the DL.

  2. trublu4ever says:


  3. Dodger4life says:

    I’ve read that Lee’s curve-ball still needs work.

  4. crash24now says:

    The kiss of death…..

    per Dylan Hernandez

    “Mattingly said he thinks Beckett will pitch again this year.”

  5. crash24now says:

    I hope the Dodgers make full use of their bubble machine tonight and rub Bud Selig’s face in it.

  6. It’s good to have a 3.5 game lead as we wait for the game to start in Milwaukee and wondering what we’ll get from Roberto Hernandez.

  7. A shaky start for Roberto. 2-0 Brewers.

  8. Dodger4life says:

    The new guy’s all sweaty now….

  9. zonadodger says:

    Thanks Ned for Roberto lol

  10. Dodger4life says:

    I’m gonna be in Utah next week, visiting my younger brother. About an hour from Ogden. I was hoping to get a chance to see the Raptors. They go on the road the day I arrive and return the day I am supposed to come back home.

  11. I can’t believe we don’t see this more often. Puig popped into a double play as Gordon was stealing second and doubled off at first.

  12. A-Gon’s 16th makes it 2-1.

  13. messagebear says:

    Can’t blame Hernandez for not keeping us in the game – kind of surprises me, but we’ll see how far he can go.

  14. A-Gon’s 76th RBI ties it at 2.

  15. Dodger4life says:

    Puig snapped the handle of his bat, checking a swing. He never made contact with the ball…

  16. Ethier puts us ahead.

  17. trublu4ever says:

    One pitching change too many, Donnie! League sucks!

  18. Sloppy play ties it up.

  19. kahliforni says:

    Lead glove at short….

  20. Turner’s poor play puts Brewers ahead.

  21. kahliforni says:

    As enchanted might say, I call game…

  22. messagebear says:

    So much for that.

  23. kahliforni says:

    Where does it say Turner can play shortstop?

  24. What an inning 6-3 Brewers.

  25. Weeks busted this game open.

  26. Breath easy, the GIANTS JUST LOST, so we can’t lose any ground tonight.

  27. lbirken says:

    The boys let this one get away. Another of those games to just throw away and forget. We should be used to this by now. Hopefully with a good night’s rest the Dodgers will do better Saturday.

  28. griz says:

    I saw a report Hernandez was lifted with an injury. Has anyone else seen that? I was surprised because of his low pitch count. He threw a lot of strikes.

    • oldbrooklynfan says:

      No, I didn’t see any reports of an injury, I understand that with the Dodgers trailing DM decided to pinch hit for him.
      I think after the shaky start he did a great job.

  29. griz says:

    I hope we do see a HEALTHY Beckett again this year, but that’s not likely. He’s probably too beat up.

  30. JhallWally says:

    Rats!!! Tough loss. We gave it away. League already sucks, he didn’t need any help. Oh well, forget about it and go out and whip their butts today.. Go Dodgers!!!

  31. oldbrooklynfan says:

    It was good to see that the Giants lost last night before the Dodgers batted in the 9th inning and the 3.5 game lead is also something good to lean on.

  32. Come on Greinke, Come on Offense.
    Go Dodgers!!!

  33. Second inning down by two- K.Davis 2rHR.

  34. crash24now says:

    Oblique injury for Hanley. That’s not good.

  35. 3-1 on C. Gomez’s blast

  36. Dodger4life says:

    Where’s the Beef

  37. messagebear says:

    Oh, that Crawford is doing such a great job – he’s keeping both Andre and Scott on the bench (and Pederson in the minors).
    You just can’t keep a guy with a .235 average down, especially if Donnie is your manager.
    What a farce!

  38. At least Kansas City is beating the gnats – 5-0 as we speak! Somebody’s got to do the job since our “manager” is so inept.

  39. It looks like the Brewers are purposely hitting the ball to Turner.(lol)

  40. I just couldn’t keep my eye off the scoreboard watching the Giants losing to KC. Nice to see it’s over.

  41. trublu4ever says:


  42. WOW, It’s good that the Giants have kept pace with us and the standings remain the same. We’ve actually gained a day on the calendar. Eh?

  43. kahliforni says:

    To be happy because the Gnats keep losing is not how I want to follow the Dodgers. This team has zero consistency. And as long as DM keeps shoe-horning Crawford into the #5 slot, believing tomorrow is the day it will all happen, the more I shake my head in disbelief. With Hanley a shadow of himself, and now, not even playing, how is this team supposed to score runs with Crawford, AJ Ellis, Rojas and the pitcher’s spot? Promote Guerrero to play short. See how he does. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve never disliked any Dodger player in all the years I’ve been a fan. They’re human beings, have talent, and wear the word “Dodgers” on their uniform. But I remember when I soured on Alston because it was time for a change. Same with Grady Little and Uncle Joe. Same way I feel about Mattingly. For whatever reason, I think he will always be a middle-of-the road, blockhead kind of manager.

  44. zonadodger says:

    $230m sure doesn’t buy you what it used to lol

  45. In the article I read about the acquisition, the author mentioned the pitcher the Twins called up to replace Correia. Seems to me we should have traded for him instead.

  46. trublu4ever says:

    Darwin Barney called up. Hanley to DL.

  47. enchantedbeaver says:

    I see Ned’s dumpster diving again to put us over the top.

  48. messagebear says:

    Correia is just Ned’s kind of guy to add for the stretch drive. Of course, Ned’s memories of him are only about 10 years old.
    Sadder yet is the fact that apparently we have no-one ready in our farm system who could be presumed to be at least that good.


  49. Things could be a lot worse. We have Kerhaw on the mound today and with a little luck we could win today. I know some of you want to be further ahead of the Giants, so do I, but what is IS.

  50. messagebear says:

    Ellis is really so outrageously bad as a hitter, they ought to remove him from the roster – if he’s so good with pitchers, then just make him some kind of a coach. What a totally F***’ed lineup when you look at the averages at the bottom, not to mention Crawford batting #2. Of course, it doesn’t much matter where Crawford bats – he totally stinks anyway.

  51. Cerveceros 1 Dodgers 0

  52. O’Reliable comes through again to tie the score.

  53. 32and53fan says:

    Kershaw dodged a bullet with that long drive just foul.

  54. zonadodger says:

    LOB Killing us

  55. lbirken says:

    Wow, Outstanding play by Kershaw. Just when it looks as of he is human, he pulls off a superman effort on a squeeze play turning it into a highlight double play. And props to Brewers manager Roenicke for trying the squeeze play after a foul ball.

  56. That Jimmy Nelson was tough, he pitched well.

  57. CC makes it all the way to third on two throwing errors, with less than two out. Can they get him in?
    Yes O’Reliable does the job again.

  58. Bring out the red carpet AJ has hit a HR. First of the year. YAH.

  59. lbirken says:

    So the discussion has already begun about Kershaw being considered for the MVP award. While I think the award should go to an everyday player since the pitchers have the Cy Young award, clearly Kershaw could be considered the Dodger MVP.

  60. This isn’t exactly Kersh at his best, but the offense has stepped up for him and the defense has been helping too. By my count, this is Kersh’s third straight game where he didn’t have his dominating stuff, but gutted through it and did well. But he’s been a beast hitting 🙂

  61. Maybe AJ found his power.

  62. What I can say about Kershaw is he only gave up 1 run and that’s good for his ERA, which is very important to keep as low as possible, so I congratulate him for that.

  63. trublu4ever says:

    Way to go boys!

  64. The Giants are trailing in KC, so we’ll have to see about that.

  65. lbirken says:

    Bring on the Braves! Let’s hope there is no let down.

  66. It’s over, Royals sweep the Giants.

  67. enchantedbeaver says:

    Kershaw is the definition of a “winner”. He’s the only one we have that can consistently find a way to beat you even when he’s not at his best.

    • JhallWally says:

      Unfortunately, you may be right… I wish our fat cat signed to long term, UNDESERVED, contract players had his drive…..
      We really need to win a championship this year. All these stupid contracts are going to become a huge ball and chain… We are going to be eating a lot of money in the next two years… I’d like to at least have a WS championship to show for it…

      • enchantedbeaver says:

        If we had a few more guys like Kersh who did everything they could every game to beat you, they’d have a good shot at it. Unfortunately, we don’t.

        • trublu4ever says:

          He is one in a million and worth every penny we are paying him. Heard a rumor Donnie wants Dre to try a new position 🙂 …. let’s see, he can play anywhere in the outfield …. I’m thinking perhaps he wants him to try first.

          • messagebear says:

            I’m sure Andre could handle first base, but what for?
            Actually the position Mattingly wants Andre to handle is turning on the lights and then turning them off in the clubhouse. He thinks that’s a full time every day assignment Andre can handle.

          • trublu4ever says:

            I know, Bear 🙂 I’m thinking ass-kissing would work too!

          • enchantedbeaver says:

            Assuming they can’t unload Dre this offseason, only thing I want to see him be is the 4th OFer. He’d be able to adequately fill in for Puig, Kemp or Pederson if they go down with injury, and at least be a LH PH off the bench.

            This assumes of course that they get rid of the totally worthless Crawford and actually let Pederson play next year.

            They’d better get themselves another couple of starters also, though now I think they just about have to resolve themselves to having Haren’s contract vest for next year.

          • oldbrooklynfan says:

            First base IS the position that Ethier has been preparing himself to play. It could give him another option. Although right now our meat and potatoes guy shouldn’t be missing many games. A-Gon has been fulfilling his roll as O’Reliable quite well with his team leading 79 RBI and 17 HRs. He’s the big man in our lineup.
            I doubt that ‘Dre will get many opportunities, barring injury.

  68. griz says:

    You know, this baseball thing just might work out for Kershaw.

  69. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I keep a running list of Dodger RBI and HRs on my scorecard and leave a blank space instead of a zero but yesterday I decided to put a 0 for AJ’s HRs. What do you know, it paid off.
    From now on I’m using zeroes.

  70. lbirken says:

    When I was at Spring Training in Glendale earlier this year we saw an infield drill where pitchers were “fielding” bunts. Andre was one of the position players rotating at first base.

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