You know, I respect differing opinions… especially when someone can articulate a position and defend it, with a sustainable and valid argument. For example, DodgerRick wants five starters who can pitch deep into games. That’s his goal and he dislikes anything less than that. He is unwavering and steadfast and presents artful arguments (like a lawyer) and while I don’t agree with him all the time (most of the time), I can respect his opinion.The people who bother me are ones who never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. Every comment is designed to support a circular argument that they have. The simplicity of their character makes them exquisitely incomprehensible to me. I can always predict with an absolute certainty what they will do…because they are so simple! If a player Andrew Friedman signed or traded for makes a mistake or does something other than excellence, they pile on like turkeys in the rain.
“The ball came out of my hand well — not 100 percent the way I wanted to — but the one mistake to Brandon on a curveball that kind of hung. But overall everything came out the way I wanted to and the finger felt good. No issues there.”
- At first I thought Doc’s lineup was dumb last night, but I think he was just trying to shake things up. It didn’t work, but I get what he was doing. Just don’t do it again, OK? 😉 I mean, at some point, you have to trust your bench. Taylor, Gutierrez, Turner and Hernandez all did their jobs, but Barnes, Puig, Pederson and SVS all failed. Barnes and Puig left 8 runners stranded. While not crazy about the lineup, players have to produce. SVS has not produced all year. When A-Gon comes back, he’s the odd man out. Joc, Puig and Van Slyke simply cannot hit lefties, I guess. Joc is hitting .174 against LH pitching – he is a platoon player. Sit him! Puig is hitting .159. Van Slyke is hitting .138. Pathetic! Grandal is hitting .133 against Lefties so Barnes was the right choice.
- Let Adrian hit #5 when he gets back. Keep Cody at #4!
- Minor League Report
- Shea Spitzbarth pitched 2 shutout innings upon his promo to AA. It is possible he could see LA THIS year! If you can pitch, you can pitch and he is a pitcher.