So what’s to say after a tough loss at the hands of Hawksworth.? Can we say that we can only trust our starters named Kershaw now to pitch us a good game. Can we continue onto say that we can’t win a game, even with a lead when given to our best option outta the pen in Guerra. Granted he had his first case of the yips, but all in all, it came out pretty clean when seen as to who was his opposition. Can we say that this team is gutsy to the point where the kids are now the leaders. Are we doomed to lose a starter every single month this year.?
Many questioned can be asked, but are there many answers to be given anymore. I have never seen a team rely more on backup players than this team this season. To be certain, you can relate this to what is probably going to happen in California real soon. The grocery workers are scheduled to strike against major grocery chains in an effort to get better health care options amongst other things. To add to what is already a dreaded forecast, the grocery chains are going to solicit the services of back up workers, otherwise known as scabs.
They make minimum wage, don’t get the benefits associated with the job at first, and are prone to excuse their learning curve as a fault of the people which they replace. The same can be said of those that are now playing the role of starter for this Dodger team. Sellers, Gwynn, Barajas, Navarro, Miles, Rivera, Carroll are all backup players at best on any other team. A well equipped team would have these players mixed in with others and use them accordingly, but on this team, they have started more than their counterpart.
So what can be said about this team besides the fact that we are seeing our own strike in action. Maybe they don’t get paid the same as do the supermarket workers, but in the end, the people that are supposed to work aren’t able to work, and others are brought in to replace them. Just makes you wonder the almighty question, when will the Dodgers get workers that are capable of playing as starters, and leave the backups to their intended roles.
This Day in Dodger History
August 22, 2000 – Hitting a solo blast and a three-run round tripper during a nine-run sixth inning of a 14-6 victory over the Expos, Dodger first baseman Eric Karros becomes the first player in the 111-year franchise history to hit two homers in an inning.