- Juan Pierre – You cannot stop him. You can only hope to contain him. All jokes aside, Juan Pierre haters should be really happy he’s on your team right now. Since THAT GUY (in case some of you don’t know, I refuse to call the player serving a 50-game suspension by his actual name, and only refer to him nas “THAT GUY”) left, Juan Pierre has saved the Dodgers bacon.
- Do we have a LH in the pen we can trust? Ohman has looked awful and Leach looks too green.
- Do Belasario and Leach have any idea where their pitches are going? (Broxton also might have to be added to that category)
- Andre Ethier had his first 2 RBI since THAT GUY was suspended. Hopefully that can jump start him.
- Is Mota still on this team? Does Torre know it? Does he care? 3 Letters: DFA
- I still think it’s a bad move send McDonald to AAA, especially when he might be one of our best bullpen options. He had a 2.25 ERA out of the pen (in a short-sampling, I know).
- X. Paul looks like he was made to be our 4th OF and LH pinch hitter. He is a very nice player.
- Javy Guerra notched his 8th save for Great Lakes.
- Chris Withrow got shelled again last night – 7.18 ERA
- Our #8 Hitter leads the team is HR – That’s nice, but maybe that hitter should be moved up a little higher in the order. I think Martin should hit #2 after Pierre (his .400 OB% looks good there) and Raffy needs to hit #8 or #9 until he gets his stroke.
- Kuroda is probably headed to a rehab assignment next week . He threw off the mound yesterday and reported no setbacks.
- Jason Schmidt will make his 2nd rehab start Sunday for IE.
- I asked the question yesterday and Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com answered it:
On 12 occasions since 1947, the Dodgers started left-handers in four consecutive games, according to David Smith of Retrosheet. They’re about to do it again, now that Eric Milton has been called up from Triple-A Albuquerque to start Saturday night’s game against the Marlins. He followed Eric Stults and will be followed by Clayton Kershaw and Randy Wolf. The last time it happened for the Dodgers was near the end of the forgettable 1986 season, when Fernando Valenzuela, Dennis Powell, current pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and Jerry Reuss started from Sept. 22-25.
Let’s hope we can write a “feel good story” about todays game. 3:10 PM PDT / 6:10 PM EDT