Brewers On Tap


The Milwaukee Brewers named Craig Counsell as their next manager after firing ex-Dodger Ron Roenicke Sunday night.

Counsell, a native of Milwaukee, is no stranger to the franchise. He spent six seasons with the Brewers (2004, 2007-11) as a versatile utilityman and most recently in the club’s front office.

Counsell has the challenge of turning around the team with the worst record in MLB, 7-18 for a .280 winning percentage.

The Dodgers bullpen, which has a scoreless streak of 26 innings, is one reason why L.A. is heading into Milwaukee with a 16-8 record (.667), second best in the National League behind the Cardinals with their .750 percentage. The only other team with a better record is the surprising Houston Astros, riding a 10 game winning streak, and possessing a .720 win rate.


289 Responses to Brewers On Tap

  1. The Beav says:

    Lets start Counsell’s tenure off by handing him 4-straight Brewers losses.

  2. crash24now says:

    No Rest for the Weary

    Pederson CF
    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Van Slyke LF
    Ethier RF
    Grandal C
    Uribe 3B
    Kershaw P

    Pederson and the rest of the regulars are all in the lineup after the long game yesterday, and an overnight flight to Milwaukee.

    • The Beav says:

      Why oh why does Donnie insist on keeping Rollins at the top of the line-up? The line-up would be much better if he moved Rollins to 8, Dre to 2 and Grandal and Uribe up a notch.

  3. trublu4ever says:

    Dodgers recalled Daniel Coulombe from Triple A.

  4. dodgereric says:

    Damn, I knew it. Ryu to the 60-day DL. Mark my words, he’ll eventually have surgery on his rotator cuff.

    Sorry Beav, no Lee or Wieland yet.

    Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
    Coulombe was sporting a strong 1.74 ERA and 16/4 K/BB ratio through 10 1/3 innings of relief this season at the Triple-A level. He should be a nice addition for LA.

  5. dodgereric says:

    Dang, tru! Still all over it I see!

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  7. koufax1963 says:

    advertising? For a new Manager perhaps!
    Hey is this the first time Kershaw is being caught by Grandal?

  8. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Hi everybody, just hoping the Dodgers can do as well against the Brewers as other teams have, even though they have a new manager in Craig Counsell..

  9. oldbrooklynfan says:

    What a quick start.

  10. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Pederson seems to be feast or famine. But I’ll take it. (lol)

  11. vl4eccjr says:

    Nice play by Rollins!

  12. trublu4ever says:

    Balk….my ass!

  13. vl4eccjr says:

    Bullshit!! How is that a balk?

  14. crash24now says:

    Wow. Young Joc has seven home runs in 25 games. Incredible.

  15. Dodger4life says:

    That was a nice move by Donnie…Hurrying out to argue in Kershaw’s favor… He clearly stepped towards first base and made no attempt to go towards home plate!! After his ejection Mattingly expressed his disgust by saying, “Fuckin’ Horseshit!”! Which made me laugh!!

  16. vl4eccjr says:

    Grandal appears to be getting dialed in.

  17. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Grandal is looking good, lately.

  18. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Uribe comes through.

  19. crash24now says:

    Offense is giving Kershaw something to work with tonight!

  20. vl4eccjr says:

    The only way to describe 38 pitches through 4 innings is surgical.

  21. The Beav says:

    Doesn’t look like we’re doing much hitting tonight. I was hoping they’d thump these guys.

  22. trublu4ever says:

    Uh, oh!

  23. oldbrooklynfan says:

    WOW Back to back triples.

  24. vl4eccjr says:

    Kersh got out of that with minimal damage considering the way the inning started off.

  25. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Either they’re catching on to Kershaw or he’s making more mistakes this year.

  26. trublu4ever says:

    He’s okay…..not getting much run support when he’s out there.

  27. The Beav says:

    What? Is it jet lag or something?

    And WTF – can Rollins bat 8th for awhile? He’s useless.

  28. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Must be time for the bullpen.

  29. vl4eccjr says:

    That’s a warning track fly at the ravine!

  30. trublu4ever says:


  31. trublu4ever says:


  32. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Brand new game.

  33. The Beav says:

    Kersh ain’t the same pitcher this year. Good, but not his usual great.

  34. The Beav says:

    Hatcher’s useless.

  35. oldbrooklynfan says:

    In the hole by one run.

  36. vl4eccjr says:

    Braun stepped in dung & came out smelling like a rose! 😦

  37. trublu4ever says:

    Well that sucked!

  38. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Sometimes you win…sometimes you lose.

  39. vl4eccjr says:

    Well it sure seemed like the offense took the night off after getting the early lead. . . . 😦

  40. Dodger4life says:

    Kershaw seemed to lose focus after the balk call…Evidenced by his stepping off the rubber to go to first and the miscue on the throw.
    3 runs the way Kershaw was cruising at the time should have been enough… but yeah, a little more support from the offense could have helped set their ace’s mind at ease.

  41. lbirken says:

    3 runs used to be enough for Kershaw but not tonight. It seems he is giving up more extra base hits than what we are used to seeing. His control is good with regard to walks but there must be something not quite right with location.

    • messagebear says:

      The Guggenheim curse will get to the best of them.

    • Dodger4life says:

      Hershiser said at the start of the game, that he believed the key to Kershaw being successful was for him to keep the fastball down in the zone and locating the slider on the outside of the plate. Something he has struggled to do this season so far?

      • Dodger4life says:

        I think he said teams were laying off of the curve and change-up and looking for a fastball they can get the bat on.

      • lbirken says:

        Maybe its the curveball. He seems to have trouble with that slow one that catches the corner on right handed hitters. I have no idea and perhaps we just expect so much from him as I am sure he does of himself.

        • Dodger4life says:

          I’d bet that he figures it out soon… I still think at least as far as tonight goes he lost his focus and momentum a bit with the skeptical/bogus balk call.

          • oldbrooklynfan says:

            One thing’s for sure, he hasn’t been as good as he use to be, this year. Whether he pulls out of this slum or not we’ll just have to wait and see.

  42. kahliforni says:

    Kershaw suffers from a lack of equal treatment. Just about any other pitcher goes 7 innings max (especially this early in the season), Greinke included, and the bullpen finishes. Kershaw seems to elicit “superman” in the eyes of Donnie and Honeycutt, and they leave him out there to dry. Playoffs revisited. A 13-inning game yesterday probably sealed Kershaw’s fate, as far as going deep into the game, but if Donnie and Rick don’t watch out, it’ll be Kershaw on the 60-day DL. It happened to Hersheiser, it can happen to Kershaw. It’s obvious he’s not pitching like an MVP. His ERA hovers near 4.

    • oldbrooklynfan says:

      Just when I thought that Kershaw was back to his good old self again when the 7th inning ended, it all collapsed in the 8th inning.
      I guess unlike you Kahli, the brass felt the same way.
      Now, at least, I stand corrected.

  43. colliethec says:

    Tough loss today. This Time Warner thing sucks… I don’t live in the LA area and so I am able to watch all the games the last 6 or so years through Extra Innings & this year doing MLB At Bat. Now that I’m in the LA area on vacation I can’t watch the Dodgers. Usually when we come down here we get it in our hotel room and they have games on at some of the places when we go to dinner. The Dodgers and the cable company really need to work things out – just amazing that there hasn’t been anything figured out…

  44. JhallWally says:

    Unacceptable!!!! Why isn’t Guerrero in there? And why are you bringing in Hatcher late in a close game… I think Dildon just cost us another win… Because, he is a freaking moron…..

  45. JhallWally says:

    Hey Guggs.. Take a note from the Brewers book… Fire Dildon. He sucks and an early shake-up just might do this team some good…

  46. lbirken says:

    I did not read any of the posts from Sunday’s game so I don’t know if the Uribe bunt came up. It reminded me of a game years ago when Eric Karros came up in a similar situation where a bunt would be useful but he was not asked to bunt and he made out. The question always comes up about why major leaguers cannot bunt but the fact remains most cannot, especially players that are free swingers and hit for some power. Agon tried it the other day as a means to attack the shift (a subject for another discussion) but how often is any power hitter asked to bunt in an obvious bunt situation? Uribe tried and failed but certainly some would have questioned Donnie if he did not ask for the bunt. I have no idea if Uribe knows how to bunt but I have to assume it has been a long time since he has been asked to do so in a game. Look at how many National League pitchers struggle at bunting? In fact, it amazes me when an American League pitcher playing in a NL park places a successful bunt.

    • crash24now says:

      Yes, we discussed it quite a bit. Man on second, nobody out, it would be nice to get him to third. But is that worth wasting an out, especially if the guy at the plate is a better hitter than he is a bunter? Uribe used to bunt quite a bit, but that was a decade ago (43 successful bunts with the White Sox, but only 3 as a G’nat and only 4 as a Dodger).

  47. crash24now says:

    Joe Wieland is getting the start on Wednesday. Don’t toss him overboard if he doesn’t win his first start. That being said, I hope he does great and we win tomorrow!

  48. crash24now says:


    Pederson CF
    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Turner 3B
    Ethier RF
    Grandal C
    Guerrero LF
    Greinke P

    • crash24now says:

      Gotta Group G’s:

      Pederson cf
      Ethier rf
      Kendrick 2b
      Gonzalez 1b
      Guerrero lf
      Grandal c
      Greinke p
      Turner 3b
      Rollins ss

      Let the alpabet work its magic!

      • I like the alpha listing. It makes sense, especially since R comes after T 🙂 Actually, Rollins batting ninth is absolute genius. Why can’t Donnie come up with batting orders like this, and forget about match-ups for a while? (Ok, the question was rhetorical.)

  49. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Well, here we go.

  50. 32and53fan says:

    I feel pretty confident of a win tonight with our ace pitching.

  51. oldbrooklynfan says:

    That was unusual.

  52. vl4eccjr says:

    The offense has been anemic on the road so far. . .

  53. trublu4ever says:

    The more I listen to Charley…..the more annoying he becomes! Vinny, you have spoiled me!

  54. trublu4ever says:

    Why the hell is Rollins still batting 2nd?! That’s why Mattingly sucks!!!

    • messagebear says:

      Why is Rollins playing at all? It was a bad trade for somebody clearly over the hill. So, why not just admit it and sit him or get rid of him, PERIOD.

    • vl4eccjr says:

      Dildonnie really defies logic.
      Reminds me of that old commercial. “Why ask why?”

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  56. oldbrooklynfan says:


  57. trublu4ever says:

    A few more runs would be greatly appreciated.

  58. dodgereric says:

    Excuse me, could someone point me in the direction of the Don Mattingly Fan Club?

  59. oldbrooklynfan says:

    It’s about time.

  60. dodgereric says:

    Rollins hit that like Willie Mays.

  61. vl4eccjr says:

    Whoa!! What’s this? The blind squirrel found a nut?

  62. trublu4ever says:

    About time!

  63. trublu4ever says:


  64. oldbrooklynfan says:

    It looks like they’ve found their stride.

  65. vl4eccjr says:

    The offense has awakened! 🙂

  66. dodgereric says:

    Agon finally hit the ball..

  67. dodgereric says:

    Nomar and Hershiser are still talking about that HR. Geez, he hit that a mile and a quarter.

  68. dodgereric says:

    Buster Olney has words of comfort to those of you who are worried about Kershaw’s start.

  69. dodgereric says:

    Our AAA Oklahoma City team had an interesting game last night. From

    Oklahoma City’s Darnell Sweeney worked his leadoff at-bat to a full count before being plunked. Behind him, Austin Barnes was hit in the foot on a 2-2 pitch. In the initial lefty-lefty matchup of Misch’s game, he hit Oklahoma City third baseman Buck Britton with his first pitch. Finally, the 33-year-old drilled Chris Heisey with another first-pitch offering to force home the game’s first run.

    In all, it took 13 pitches to set the dubious PCL mark.

    “I’ve never seen that before,” Oklahoma City manager Damon Berryhill told “Fortunately for us nobody really got squared up for us. Everybody got grazed. It led to a big inning for us.”

    With the bases loaded and a 1-0 lead, top Dodgers prospect Corey Seager singled home two runs with his first of two hits on the day.

  70. vl4eccjr says:

    Outstanding outing from Zack!

  71. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Great outing for Greinke.

  72. The Beav says:

    Looks like Joc’s strapped for hits again tonight.

  73. The Beav says:

    Looks like Dre gets the Horace Horsecollar award this evening.

    • trublu4ever says:

      And, Donnie will bench him tomorrow!

      • JhallWally says:

        No he won’t if he has an ounce of brains… Which is questionable. Every player has an off night.. You don’t overreact. Dildon probably will. He overreactes to the small stuff and underreactes to the major stuff… Like, when are you going to drop Rollins down in the order?!! Don’t use Hatcher when the game is close.. The man is clueless…

  74. vl4eccjr says:

    Justin having quite a game. . .

  75. vl4eccjr says:

    Nice to be back on the winning track again! 😉

  76. trublu4ever says:


  77. oldbrooklynfan says:

    That’s all Folks.

  78. colliethec says:

    Nice W. Just weird after living in Norcal for years and being able to see the Dodgers on TV to now be down in the LA area and not be able to see them. I’m feeling the pain of all the Dodger fans down here!

    Nice to see you Dodger Eric!

    • JhallWally says:

      And, I guess we will see another one of Beav’s want to sees… I am all in favor. Let’s see what we’ve got down on the farm…

      • The Beav says:

        Be interesting. Wieland was getting people out in ST, but I don’t recall if he mostly faced ML or minor league hitters.

        Interesting idea floating around of Zach Lee and Chris Heisey for Kazmir. I’d do it even for a rental. I’m starting to think either the FO thinks Lee is very hitable in the majors, or he’s out of favor for being one of Ned’s men.

        • trublu4ever says:

          I’m also hearing rumors of one less 3rd basemen ….. possibly for Cueto…..have you heard anything like this?

          • trublu4ever says:

            Rosenthal keeps floating these rumors out there.

          • crash24now says:

            Heard it. Probably won’t happen soon. Could happen closer to the trade deadline. Will probably take more than Uribe or Guerrero to get Cueto. Would likely require us to give up a prospect or two (somebody not named Seager or Urias).

          • crash24now says:

            Would we like a rotation that includes Kershaw, Greinke, and Cueto? You betcha, especially going into the postseason. I guess I will start rooting for Reds losses in May and June.

          • messagebear says:

            I’d get rid of Uribe for anybody – no problem. From what I’ve seen, I would NOT trade Guerrero – I’d rather trade Puig. For some reason I just don’t like Puig. I think we have better options for the outfield, especially SVS on a regular basis. Heisey to me is a non-entity, and I don’t want him at the major league level at any time, at least not with the Dodgers.

  79. crash24now says:

    So Rollins hit a home run yesterday. He was still only one for five, and he raised his average from .167 to .168. Small sample size? I think not, not after 26 games. After a full month of data, we can easily see that he’s just not getting on base. The offense would produce even better if Donnie would just take him out of the top of the order. One less plate appearance per game. Somebody else that can get on base ahead of Kendrick and Gonzalez.

    Move Rollins down to the eight spot. Let Ethier take the #2 spot, at least until Puig comes back to fill that #2 spot.

  80. crash24now says:


    Pederson CF
    Rollins SS
    Kendrick 2B
    Gonzalez 1B
    Turner 3B
    Ethier RF
    Van Slyke LF
    Ellis C
    Wieland P

  81. trublu4ever says:

    Like Scotty in there today.

  82. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Good to see the Giants finally lost today.

  83. crash24now says:

    Ryu rehab in reverse – fastball is 82 mph.

  84. crash24now says:

    Hard to get the offense started when #2 is an automatic out.

  85. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Not a good start for Wieland.

  86. trublu4ever says:


  87. oldbrooklynfan says:

    In fact a very bad start.

  88. Dodger4life says:

    Wieland is making McCarthy look like a ground-ball pitcher!!

  89. oldbrooklynfan says:


  90. oldbrooklynfan says:

    We’ll take that run.

  91. The Beav says:

    Looks like Wieland isn’t the answer.


  92. trublu4ever says:

    Wish we could rally and win this…..I think we are going with a righty lineup tomorrow ……Wieland is going back and Heisey (don’t know if I spelled it right) is with the team and will be activated tomorrow.

  93. vl4eccjr says:

    WTG JOC!!
    Feast or famine. . .

  94. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Kid Pederson either strikes out or hits a HR, feast or famine, but I’ll take it.

  95. vl4eccjr says:

    Gee whiz Donnie! That IBB worked out well didn’t it?
    Things go from bad to worse.
    Cranial rectal inversion strikes once again.

  96. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Great stretch by AGon.

  97. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Joc can sure go get them. eh?

  98. trublu4ever says:

    Charley doesn’t even know what he’s watching! Not my favorite!

    • Dodger4life says:

      Charley certainly has trouble with the deep fly-ball…I hope he doesn’t drive at night…

      • trublu4ever says:

        True! He can ride with the homeplate umpire 🙂

        • Dodger4life says:

          The ump can’t see close-up. Reminds me of when I worked at a golf course and began my day in the dark raking all the sand traps by hand. My partner was darn near blind and I’m darn near deaf…and the sprinkler guy would get ahead of us…The blind guy would say I hear a sprinkler…I’d say where it’s too dark to see the dang thing…splash-splash-splash-splash…never mind! Be on the look-out for the next one!! As the sun came up, I could see the sprinkler guy up ahead in the fairway just cracking up!!

  99. vl4eccjr says:

    Nuke Santos!

  100. oldbrooklynfan says:

    The Brewers do better with two out and nobody on..

  101. The Beav says:

    Think Ryu’s going to be done for the year also. The FO better go out and get some starters that aren’t lame to begin with.

  102. vl4eccjr says:

    WTF is up with all these walks?

  103. Dodger4life says:


  104. trublu4ever says:

    Wow…Joc again!

  105. oldbrooklynfan says:

    A lot more feat than famine from Joc tonight.

  106. vl4eccjr says:

    Too bad no one was on base for Joc. . 😦

  107. Dodger4life says:

    Man! Y’all are correct, they need to do something different with Rollins on offense…sooner, not later!

    • nedisajerk says:

      Let’s just hope when Puig is back that Kendrick bat 2nd, Puig 3rd and Rollins 8th.

    • The Beav says:

      Really why give an extra AB or two night in and night out to a guy that can’t even hit his weight?

      • trublu4ever says:

        That’s why Donnie MUST GO!

        • JhallWally says:

          Among a huge list of other reasons… The main one being, he is inept and doesn’t have a clue… He is basically managing like his mentor, Joe Torre… He is managing like he has the 90’s Yankees… Dildon just doesn’t adapt well.

      • JhallWally says:

        Yep Beav, I see where your boy Rollins had another 0 fer.. LOL!!

      • JhallWally says:

        So how low does the BA go before Dildon gets a clue and drops Rollins down in the batting order. .150. .125. .100.
        Bad thing is, he should have already made that move.. Dildon just doesn’t have what it takes… He is clueless and spineless..

  108. vl4eccjr says:

    Oh well. The best they can hope for is a split in this series now. 😦

  109. oldbrooklynfan says:

    5 run first too much to over come. Tomorrow’s another day.

  110. JhallWally says:

    Rats!! Pathetic offensive performance.. 0 for 7 RISP. And, against a very mediocre pitcher…

    Totally Unacceptable…

  111. trublu4ever says:

    Lineup for today: 10:40 a.m. Pacific Time
    Pederson, CF
    Grandal, C
    Kendrick, 2B
    Gonzalez, 1B
    Guerrero, LF
    Ethier, RF
    Uribe, 3B
    Hernandez, SS
    Frias, P

  112. koufax1963 says:

    grandal at #2, oh boy Donnie, just rolling the bones aren’t you?

    • crash24now says:

      Grandal has extra base hits in each of his last four games, going 8-for-13 in those games. Donnie putting the hot hand up there? That’s not his usual style. Ethier has been hot all year. Just put Ethier at #2 and leave him there.

      Also, Joc is more of a #5, given his K’s and HR’s. When Puig comes back, how about:

      Puig rf
      Ethier lf
      Gonzalez 1b
      Kendrick 2b
      Pederson cf
      Grandal c
      Uribe/Turner 3b
      Rollins ss

      That would give Joc some ducks on the pond. The only problem is that Puig would have to learn how to steal some bases.

      • oldbrooklynfan says:

        Every once in a while it seemed like somebody, from the team, is reading this blog. Every once in a while, that is. (lol)

        • crash24now says:

          Maybe that’s Ned’s job, which would explain two things:

          1) What the heck does Ned do all day?

          2) Why the Dodgers don’t implement our suggestions more often. I think Ned believes we don’t like him very much. 🙂

  113. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Hey what do you know? I have Charlie, Nomar & Orel today.

  114. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I notice that the Brewers do very well after the first two hitters in the inning fail to get on.

  115. trublu4ever says:

    Alex goes boom!

  116. oldbrooklynfan says:

    ALEX evens it up at 1.

  117. crash24now says:

    Nice to see Guerrero’s HR bat is back!

  118. oldbrooklynfan says:

    The potato & egg man delivering the eggs.

  119. trublu4ever says:

    Uribe…no bueno!

  120. crash24now says:

    That rally would have yielded only one run if Rollins was at #2 to make the out. Maybe even a rally-killing double play.

  121. crash24now says:

    We’re going to need more runs today. Miller Park is a band box.

  122. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Maybe Joc will hit one in his next AB.

  123. trublu4ever says:


  124. crash24now says:

    Lind sends one out of the band box, cuts our lead in half.

  125. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Lind makes it a one run game again.

  126. oldbrooklynfan says:

    New game.

  127. crash24now says:

    3-3: Time to take Frias out???

  128. oldbrooklynfan says:

    It looks like they got Frias’ number.

  129. crash24now says:

    Get him out of there.

  130. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Key play by Uribe.

  131. koufax1963 says:

    That inning was rough, frias seemed to lose it, then regained it, but the lead evaporated, could of been worse

  132. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I never thougth Frias would come out of that 4th inning so cheaply. Only two runs.

  133. crash24now says:

    Grandal at #2 is on base all three times today. I hope Donnie is paying attention.

  134. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Scooter Gennett has a nice middle infielder’s name.

  135. trublu4ever says:


  136. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Triple for ‘DRE.

  137. crash24now says:

    Every Day Dre! You bet! Get this guy into the #2 spot STAT!

  138. oldbrooklynfan says:


  139. koufax1963 says:

    that is the Uribe I like

  140. crash24now says:

    That’s the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, we like it!

  141. crash24now says:

    Joc getting a little respect – ROY!

  142. trublu4ever says:

    Boy, what a difference in Grandal this past week! Keep it up!!!

  143. crash24now says:

    Yes Yasmani!

  144. crash24now says:

    That’s what a #2 hitter is supposed to do!

    Hello!!! Donnie!!! Anybody in there?

  145. The Beav says:

    I think given the way Rollins is “hitting” and given we’re heading into Coors, I’d stick Little Pedro at short all three games.

  146. crash24now says:

    Fresh bullpen arms today: Baez, Liberatore, Hatcher, Paco, Yimi

  147. koufax1963 says:

    gotta say Im giving grandal some kudos, he is hitting. And AG taking that walk to start theis inning was good stuff, along with DRE!! Hooray!

  148. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Uribe took a shot at a 3-0 pitch, looking to launch one.

  149. crash24now says:

    Another run would be nice….

  150. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Here comes Joc.

  151. oldbrooklynfan says:

    More famine.

  152. The Beav says:

    Joc may turn out to be a left-handed Dave Kingman.

  153. oldbrooklynfan says:

    GRANDAL is RED hot.

  154. trublu4ever says:

    Wow…Grandal is on fire!

  155. The Beav says:

    Grandal en fuego!

  156. vl4eccjr says:

    I’m wondering what Grandal has been eating lately. . .

  157. crash24now says:

    Grandal’s bat has definitely awoken from its slumbers!

  158. crash24now says:

    Three runs >> one run!

  159. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Liberatore must’ve been under orders not to swing.

  160. The Beav says:

    Why let Liberatore hit if you’re not going to leave him in the game?

    • The Beav says:

      And then bring in Santos?

      • crash24now says:

        This seems to be Donnie’s M.O. this year, letting the relievers hit for themselves. I don’t understand him at all. At least sometimes, his bench is rather thin. But today, he’s still got SVS, AJEllis, and…wait for it….Rollins on the bench.

        There’s your answer – leave Rollins on the bench!

        • The Beav says:

          Would make sense in a tight game, but not a blowout. Its the tight games where he usually uses up his entire bench. Everything is opposite of common sense with this asshole.

          • crash24now says:

            It started with McCourt, who hired Ned, who hired Joe, who hired Donnie. They’ve all got one thing in common – Cranial Rectal Inversion!

            I trust Friedman is keeping an eye on the DonnieBoy situation.

  161. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Pederson hit a single.

  162. trublu4ever says:

    Holy shiit! What is with Yaz?!

  163. crash24now says:

    Son of a Bitch!

    Grandal! WOW!

  164. oldbrooklynfan says:

    That’s just GRAND.

  165. vl4eccjr says:

    Grandal is having a good week today!

  166. crash24now says:


    4-for-4, 2 homers, 2 singles, 2 walks, 3 runs scored, 8 RBI’s

    What a game!

  167. 32and53fan says:

    That Grandal trade is looking better!

  168. koufax1963 says:

    NIce seeing Broxton pitch again!

  169. The Beav says:

    This would be a tight game if Rollins was hitting 2nd.

  170. The Beav says:

    10 run lead enough for Santos?

  171. kahliforni says:

    Joc Pedersen may be the best thing that ever happened to Puig. Pedersen can now play the roll of young phenom…and Puig can just r-e-l-a-x. Pedersen will cool, he may even eventually go into a tailspin, but his future as a star looks like a lock. Now if Puig can just quit going 100 mph and slow down a bit, let the game come to him, the Dodgers are sitting pretty in the outfield for a very long time.

  172. trublu4ever says:

    Awesome win today!

  173. oldbrooklynfan says:

    Well the Dodgers had their hitting shoes on today, especially Yasmani.

  174. koufax1963 says:

    Very insightful, Kahli…not sure puig can go 3/4 speed
    good game today, off to coors with a rested BP, we need it.
    what a game by Grandal! for those on the east coast it party Time!

  175. Dodger4life says:

    I just watched Urias pitch in Tulsa…and thought to myself! Why Tulsa??? I know they’re concerned with his age and he may need a bit more seasoning on how to put it all together. But, “Boy, Oh, Boy”! Does that kid have electric stuff!!

  176. lbirken says:

    I was a bit unsure of Joc when the season started. Even with all the strikeouts, he does seem to have a good eye and his defense is terrific. Interesting, with all the criticism of Ned and his ability to evaluate talent, he did everything he could to keep Pederson. Yes, as Kahli says Joc will have his ups and downs and hopefully he is a better hitter than Kingman and others who either hit the ball a mile or they don’t hit it at all. It will be interesting to see how he handles pitchers the second and third time around as the season progresses.

    As far as Puig goes, I mentioned today to my wife it will be interesting to see how the Dodgers handle his return. If Crawford is still out, will the Dodgers give Ethier time in left field, a position he does not play as well as right? And when Crawford returns?

    On the broadcast today there was talk about all the roster moves the Dodgers have made so far this season. One would think they were struggling but it all has to do with injuries and the schedule. And making good use of the option rules, not that I understand those at all. Some of the roster move results have been good, some not so good. We are told that the players understand their roles in these moves and when they will be coming up and going back down. This cannot be an easy adjustment for the players so I think they deserve a lot of credit for how they have handled things. Just part of the process for a young player.

  177. griz says:

    I was getting stoked to see the games this weekend on the Rockies station, but the storm systems moving through our region may prevent the games being played for the next couple of days. Rain and snow predicted for Denver. That should keep Pug off the field for a couple of more days, in Denver at least. You’d think they’d keep him off of a wet outfield.

  178. oldbrooklynfan says:

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I found myself with a mancrush on Yasmani Grandal, yesterday evening. I just couldn’t get over the game he had. I kept repeating his name over and over in my head.

    • crash24now says:

      I can understand that. I went a different direction. Yasmani’s bat has come alive, after a slow start to 2015. Now we can add his name to the other offensive powerhouses: Grandal, A-Gon, Joc, Kendrick, Puig, and dare I say Ethier.

      That gives us six really good weapons on offense, which proves out the discussion in the off season of “extending the lineup”. Add some other potent pieces like SVS and Turner. When Seager gets to the Dodgers in late 2015 or early 2016, this offense will be nearly unstoppable.

  179. griz says:

    Thanx, Dodger4.
    Crash24 should dare and say Ethier. There’s nobody I’d like to see succeed more than him. A strong line up for sure.

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