With 94 games down, we have just 68 games to go. If we just go .500 the rest of the way, we will in 94 games. No too shabby. However, I don’t see us dropping off that much. If we play just 6 games above .500 we will win 100 games and frankly, I would be surprised if we don’t win 100 after watching this team all year.
Kuo pitched another scoreless inning on back-to-back days last night and will pitch again Thursday or Friday. If all goes well, he should be activated by next week. It is not out of the realm of possibility that he could last for two months. TWO MONTHS! That’s all. He was on of the best in the league last year and if he can do it again, he’d be a HUGE addition to this team. DeWitt will probably go down when Kuo is activated.
Belisario and Wade are progressing and it’s sad to say, but what will happen to Weaver, who has helped us a lot this year?
When Belisario and/or Wade comes back next week, who goes down? I suppose Leach could be the guy, but it could be Weaver and Vargas are the odd-men-out. Hopefully, the Dodgers could trade Jeff to a team where he can pitch a little more. The Cards liked him at one time.
Tony Abreu has a 13-game hitting streak at AAA and has 5 HR in 87 AB’s and is OPSing 1.000. He was once an elite prospect, and he’s a switch-hitter. If I were the Dodgers I would be trying him in RF as well.
Josh Bell went 4-4 last night (.287) and hit his 25th and 26th doubles. He could see AAA THIS season.
Doug Mientkiewicz is due back in a couple of weeks (says he). He can play LF, RF, 1B and 3B. Could Loretta be the odd man out? He’s dropped to .239…
Matt Kemp continues to do it all. He is 3 RBI’s from leading the team, and he hits 8th? His OB% has climbed to .390.
According to Miguel, he is alive and partly well.
After getting hit on the hand last night and having to leave the game, the X-Rays on Manny Ramirez were negative.
I’m anxious to see how Chad Billingsley responds to his start tonight.
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