It is somewhat stunning to see Clayton Kershaw serve up three long balls in a month, let alone one game! Like I said yesterday – peaks and valleys! Yesterday we were on pace to win 97 games. Today we are on pace for .500. The Rockies are a juggernaut… running away with the division. Alas, all is lost! Now back to reality. It was pretty amazing that it took Clayton 10 years to give up back-to-back homeruns.
The Dodgers are first in the NL in team ERA at 2.60 and WHIP at 0.94. They are 16th in batting average and 3red in runs scored in all of baseball, but almost half their runs came on opening day. Since then, the bats have been silent. This too shall pass. Peaks and Valleys. It’s about 30 days short of hitting the panic button.
Actually, some of it is just plain bad luck. When the Dodgers hit the ball hard, it was often at someone or someone made a great play. This will pass. So, maybe Maeda can keep the boys above .500 today. I don’t want to face elimination by April 15th!
Franklin Gutierrez is starting to hit the ball well. A-Gon is getting hits, even though he is favoring his elbow and Toles got a jack. Puig looks good, but just about everyone else is lost or missing in action. They couldn’t jump out of a boat and hit water. Speaking of that…
MINOR LEAGUE REPORT
Just a few highlights and the Boxscores. I’ll leave the details to AC.
Cody Bellinger went 2-5 with his first HR and Verdugo and Dickson both had 3 hits, while Pedro Baez got beat like a rented mule.
Fernandez had 2 hits and Ahmed had 3
Nothing to see here folks… move along.
Davis was 2-3, Cruz had 2 hits and Ruiz scored 3 runs