The Dodgers won about 68% of their games when Clayton Kershaw was on the roster and now have won 100% of their games without him.
Why the heck do we need this guy anyway?
It seems like it’s a new man or men every night… stepping up to do the job. Kenta Maeda did his job for 5 innings and the pen nailed it with Josh Ravin pitching 3 shutout innings. A lot of people complained about Ryu Monday, but I actually thought he looked good until he ran out of gas. I look forward to his next start.
So, Brock Stewart starts tonight? I like Brock a lot, but really wanted to see him stay in the pen this year and develop a better curve ball this year. I don’t see him doing great in the rotation THIS year, but I hope he throws a perfect game and makes me eat crow tonight. I guess he was the only option since Stripling pitched three innings on Sunday, unless they call someone up.
These are the dog days. We are 12.5 games ahead of Colorado and Arizona and the trade deadline is approaching. Verlander, Gray and Darvish are going to cost a lot. What that “lot” is depends upon whether a trade is made. I would prefer a Brad Hand, Justin Wilson or Zach Britton over a starter, but that’s just me.
Who is the team MVP? Other than Kershaw, I think it’s a toss-up between Bellinger, Turner, Seager and Taylor. Take any of them away and there are problems. Grandal, Barnes and Puig have also been very good. Puig is showing signs he could be a force to be reckoned with. I would love to see Joc get some consistency. This is his third year – it’s time! Lest I forget, Logan Forsythe and Chase Utley have also been big for the team.
It’s a great position to be in – FAZ will not overpay! Now…. we wait!
I would love to see Willie Calhoun hit in LA, but he has two problems:
- Tree Trunk legs; and
- Iron Skillet Glove.