I just don’t feel that need. This losing streak has gotten to the point of where it is almost comical. Yes, it is probably from that lack of adrenaline like Watford opined, but at least 50% of it is 80% mental (as Yogi used to say). The psychological side of baseball is just as important as the mechanical side. I have no direct information about that, but knowing how progressive the Dodgers front office is, they are undoubtedly doing some things on that side as well.
It may seem like the Dodgers will never win another game. I assure you they will. The starting pitching has been generally good this month, so that is a plus. It was good again last night.The pen has slipped, but I suspect it will return as the players are auditioning for the playoffs. Walker Buehler will be in the mix and Tony Cingrani has been filthy his last 2 or 3 outings.
You can feel free to panic, I just don’t feel that need. I am surprised that DodgerTherapy is not back up and operating. Writers like Bill Plaschke and Howard Cole write what the masses love to hear: negative news. If you write that, you are assured of good readership. Fans clamour for it. This reminds me of a blog I wrote last year at LAdodgerReport.
Losses aren’t any fun. I don’t enjoy them, but Kershaw goes tonight. Corey will likely be back by the weekend and hopefully Yu Darvish figures out his mechanics. If not, the Dodgers still have enough pitching. It’s getting close to “Go Time.” This team will answer the bell when necessary. Baseball is a crazy maddening game: the fact that a team is capable of winning so many in a row and losing so many in a row makes this game what it is: addicting.
Hide your guns. Put away sharp objects. This is going to pass soon.
Doc believes in Curtis Granderson. Remember, it’s not how you start – It’s how you end! It was nice to see Joc get a hit. It’s sounding more-and-more like A-Gon will not make the playoff roster as he is still having major back issues according to TrueBlueLA.
At Tulsa last night, Mitch White went 6 innings and allowed 4 hits, Zero runs and had one walk, with Zero strikeouts. That’s a strange line for a guy with his stuff. The Driller bullpen then coughed up the game. Sound familiar? Mitch White might be ready for the Dodgers rotation next year.