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How Legit Are The Dodgers?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on May 7, 2012

18-10? .645 winning percentage? I would predict right now that the Dodgers will finish the year under .500 except I think they’re going to be close enough at the break to probably decide to make a move or two to win *now*. But otherwise, just looking at their team, I am largely unimpressed.

They have Kemp and Ethier. And, that’s it. There isn’t a single member of their offense that I would want except maybe a little Dee Gordon just to make sure there is someone on base when Kemp hits his bombs. Our old friend Juan Uribe continues to pay off Β for us with a second season of uninspired play. Considering Loney at first base and that corner infield combo might be the most impotent in either league.

Their starting pitching is led by Kershaw but he hasn’t been consistently dominant this year. Two of his six starts he’s been hit pretty good and he’s only got 2 wins this year. Lady Billingsley is having a decent enough bounce back year but nothing to fear. Capuano, Lilly and Harang? Resounding “no” to all three. I think I used Capuano as an example of who the Giants should start signing in the coming year’s as a number 5 guy. But that’s all he is. Same with Harang. Lilly is hit or miss.Β In fact, the only arm I really fear from that staff (besides CK) is Kensley Jansen–now he is one fun dude to watch pitch. That guy strikes out at least a couple just rolling out of bed in the morning. Impossibly, Guerra is still the closer. That will be changing soon……..

I don’t think this series will be a cake walk but I’m not looking at this team and going “Uh oh, we are in big trouble.” Wait a minute, who’s pitching for us tonight? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Pujols hits his first bomb of the year on the same day I climb out of last place? Coincidence? Happenstance? Eerie…….

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  1. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Briian Johnson game?

    • DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm

      I expected better from you, Chuck…

  2. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    If the Gyros go on to lose tonight, Bochy needs to go off the handle in the clubhouse and upset the spread table or something. This defensive meltdown the last month is absolutely unacceptable…

    • zumie said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      That would be the Mike Singletary approach, and it’s the wrong one in this situation, IMO. The new guys are making mistakes, and they need to be coached instead of yelled at.

      • snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

        I would normally agree, but it’s been going on too long, now. It is not an aberration. Six weeks of crap defense has to stop….

    • DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

      I don’t see why a few innocent ham sandwiches should suffer…

    • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

      Not certain that is the right approach with this “kiddie” team . . . at least yet. Like I said earlier, take the newbies (such as Gillaspie) aside and talk to them privately. Second time it happens, you escalate the discipline. This is the same stuff we (anyone who has been a manager/supervisor/director) learned in Supervision 101. In my opinion, you don’t go ballistic a week after the new man joins the organization.

      • snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

        Blade, I’m on their ass, and you’re giving them a touchy/feely section of rope..
        You pussy…. πŸ™‚

      • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

        I know . . . Those poor babies. πŸ™‚

  3. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Joaquin is making a strong case . . .

  4. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Yeah, the old buffet flip always cures that shitty defense…

  5. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    And, there you have great D by LA saving a coupla runs. Frustrating as hell…

    • zumie said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Yeah, I can’t understand why Gillaspie doesn’t field as well as Loney.

  6. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I guess Bochy needs a few guys to field NOW…

  7. manny said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Arias has to have played his way into the lineup everyday. Maybe the Giants have found a late bloomer to solve one of the middle infield positions.

  8. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Ole!!!

  9. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Well, get ’em all out of your system now.

  10. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    sorry not 1982…1984. They committed 173 errors…more than one a game and that is our pace now. baseball Encyclopedia says Joel Youngblood made 37 errors…how the fuck do you make 37 errors in a season???? I am sure 1984 has to have been the worse fielding year in the last 50 years for the Giants

  11. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    It was out of the question not long ago, but with zero third basemen close to ready, Huff could become an option with the way Gillaspie has played. And time to end the Posey at first base plan. Catch or sit.

  12. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I am DEFINITELY tossing the spread table now.
    This defense is absolutely fuckin’ ridiculous….

  13. zumie said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    If I’m Bochy, I tell the players to stop trying to make plays that aren’t there. Stop trying to get guys at the lead bag that are not there and get the sure out at first. That would be a start.

  14. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    one way to send a message is to have Crawford’s and Gillaspie’s bags packed when the bus pulls up to their hotel tonight…what is the AA farm report Twin?

    • twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      Nobody.

      • twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

        Culberson and Noonan are both hitting at Fresno, for what that’s wsorth.

      • DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

        That would be an improvement…

      • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

        POTD. LOL . . . It’s Fort Apache and this aint’ no movie where John Wayne comes to the rescue.

      • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        “Nobody” I meant for POTD.

  15. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Steve gets to weaara this one before the bus ride to Fresno.

  16. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Send back Edlefsen.
    Bring up Hembree. What’s the point of inducing grounders if the infield can’t make outs with them?…

    • twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      I doubt Hembree comes up until he’s ready for set up or closing.

  17. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Arias played his way into the LU in ST, but they committed to trying Crawford, who can no longer hit OR field..

  18. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    oh, I’m sorry, this is Blackley. Pen woes are rearing themselves along with the shit D. E

  19. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Chris Dominquez only two errors in 28 games

  20. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    frickin good night fellas

  21. DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Villalona would sure shake things up…

    • gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      he would come out guns blazing

    • unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      .Can he play 3rd?

  22. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I hated this lineup from the get-go. Pill shouldn’t be in LF, Buster shouldn’t be at 1st. Theriot shouldn’t be on the team.

    • DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

      and Whitey’s on the moon…

    • zumie said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Yeah, there’s too much platooning going on. I like the Blanco/Pagan/Melky outfield as the everyday outfield.

      • DJLoo said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

        That only leaves 4 question marks in the lineup…

  23. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I’m onto my bourbon now. Two fingers.
    Fuck Magic Johnson. Bring back McCourt.
    This is absolute horseshit….

  24. Macdog said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The loss of Mota is already being felt.

  25. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    at least we have the Clippers game to watch…I dont want to even get into the Spurs blowing a 19 point lead and failing to cover the spread for the first time in 13 games…that should have paid $1250:(

  26. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    At least all this shit went down on Zito start. There’s hope for the next 2.

  27. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Anyone heard from Dennis since they found the body in stall #8 at Churchill Downs?

    • blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Who cares? Blog is more pleasant this evening. Did I say that? πŸ™‚

  28. blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wow. Only longer innings I can recall in the recent past few years, are the ones where Zits is walking everyone.

  29. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I don’t think Angel ever made it out of the DR. As I said, they have nobody in the system to play third. Except who’s here.

  30. James said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Crazy Horse played a fine CF tonight.

  31. gianthead said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Has anyone seen Cody Ransom hit of late? he has been tearing it up and he looks like he is twice the size of when he was with the Gigantes…drug test anyone?

  32. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    This game was like eating a bad bean burritio grande..
    The more you eat it, the more bloated you get.
    Finally, you trot quickly to the men’s room and blow up the commode…

  33. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Tonight wasn’t the night.

    • unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      That was supposed to be under James’ post. . .

      • James said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        I screwed up a Crazy Horse reference yesterday . . . .

  34. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Ever hear of a guy with a 20 game hitting streak 28 games in and his OBP is still under .300?

    • James said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      If he can do that, maybe he can also choose to get his small allotment of hits only when there are RISP!

      • twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

        I’m not your RISP fanatic, James. But a walk or two wouldn’t kill him. Gee, Torres already overtook him in BB.

      • James said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

        I know, I was just being opportunistic.

  35. snarkk said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Hey, things are looking up.
    Tomorrow night, we get Kershaw…
    Nighty night….

  36. unca_chuck said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    boo

  37. TedSpe said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Uhm….fuck

  38. blade3colorado said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Any of you stat heads know of a team that won the WS with a defense that makes more than one error per game? If so, I bet they did well in the other 2 aspects of playing the game (hitting, pitching).

  39. twinfan1 said, on May 7, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t and don’t care to look. They won’t finish with anywhere close to an error a game, though.

  40. Nipper said, on May 8, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Giants seldom play well in LA. Anyway Magic was happy.


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