I want you to think about this for a minute.
What constitutes a good team?
I mean, a really, really good team?
I think there are two (2) major things that you can point to in an attempt to identify what makes a really good team:
- They respond to adversity; and
- They refuse to lose many games in a row.
If you are worried that we don’t have enough pitching or feel that the first half was an aberration, then consider this:
- The Dodgers lost their Opening Day Starter and Hall-of-Fame Bound Superstar LF for 50 games and still ran away with their division; and
- The Dodgers are the only team in MLB who have not lost 3 games in a row all year!
PRINT THE TICKETS!
Well, it’s not that simple, but a team who has lost 100 games from two major stars and has not lost 3 games in a row is pretty special, in my opinion. This team is resilient and never says “die.” Last night, they faced a LH who I knew would be tough for us. That’s why I wanted more RH hitters. We needed more RH hitters against a lefty like that.
In 165 at bats with the bases empty: .285/.352/.576
In 159 at bats with runners on base: .214/.325/.371
Why Joe plays him against LH pitching should be reason for an investigation!
Randy Wolf gets no love…
We need a gem from C-Bill tonight!