The Dodger starting pitchers were beat like a rented mule by the D-Bags this week. Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Rich Hill were all pounded without mercy.. and yet (Drummmmmmm Roooooolllllllllll), the Dodgers are still #1 in all of baseball in Team ERA (3.38)and Team WHIP (1.16). The Nationals are second and the Bags are third! By the way, the bullpen is even better and is also #1 in all of baseball with a 2.90 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. That is totally sick! Forget about what hapened in Arizona. Never speak of this again. Turn the page. Move it. There’s nothing to see here folks.
Right about now, a new winning streak should start with CK on the hill tonight. Alex Verdugo will likely see some time in LF as well. Against RH pitching, Verdugo, Ethier or Granderson will get playing time with Taylor filling in at SS for Sore Arm Seager. The thing that bothers me about Corey’s injury is that Roberts describes it as “a cute pain.” I don’t think any pain is “cute.” Oh, sorry “acute,” who knew? Right about now, Kike Hernandez could jump out of a boat and not hit water, so he plays only against LHP.
With the rosters expanding, I am certain we will see the following players:
- Alex Verdugo
- Andre Ethier
- Alex Wood
- Clayton Kershaw
- Walker Buehler
- Wilmer Font (he’s coming!)
- Kyle Farmer
- Brandon McCarthy
- Adam (not Mike, thamks DDM) Liberatore
- Brock Stewart (I have lots of confidence with him as a reliever, but he needs another pitch to be a starter – until then he should be in the pen)
With Farmer back on the roster, maybe we will see Barnes more at 2B. It’s his for the taking. There are lots of roster decisions to be made. May the best men win!
Here we go… the September Stretch Run!