It’s easy to blame the loss yesterday on Wilmer Font and that would be correct at any level, but does that mean that the Dodgers should dump him? Someone said that the only reason FAZ kept was so they would not lose him. Well, duuuhhhh. Of course, that’s why they kept him! Maybe the Dodgers have seen enough, but I haven’t. His control has not been great, but he has only walked one batter… and gave up the walk off yesterday. So, there’s that.
I think that they need to keep him out of high leverage situtions like Saturday’s game. The mistake, and I m not going to harp on this, is that Doc should have left Alexander in. Alexander was pitching well and can throw multiple innings. I acrually watched from the 7th inning on after spending the day wine tasting in Sonoma. I usually don’t second guess, but Font donsen’t trust his stuff… yet, and should not have been there.
Memo to Dave Roberts: Consider leaving pitchers in multiple innings in overtime games when your team is not hitting.
So far, this team can’t do much right! They are snakebit so far and have not gotten untracked as yet. No use beating that dead horse. They will wake up… maybe today as I am getting ready to head out to the game and get some brunch on the way.
Rich Hill was simply OK, Baez was shakey but the rest of the bullpen was quite good… until Font. When a team is not hitting, it’s easy to say they are bums… but let’s not forget that they are major league hitters. 2-6 is not the end of the world. Unlax Doc! It’s far from panic time.