This is it! These last three games determine home-field advantage as well as the division championship. I say “Captain Insano Shows No Mercy!” We have beat the Rockies like rented mules all year. No reason to show mercy now. Just beat them down! Ubaldo Jimenez is 0-3 with a 7.77 earned-run average in four starts against the Dodgers this season. We should serve him more of the same. “Captain Insano Shows No Mercy!” Our record against the Rockies is 12-3. We need to break their will and make it 15-3!
It time for Manny Ramirez to take matters into his own hands and I believe that he will, starting tonight. Matt Kemp has been our best hitter all season. Hands down, he’s our MVP. Andre Ethier has been struggling mightily of late. Ethier is mired in a 1 for 29 (.034) slump. Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times writes this:
Ethier hasn’t hit well on the road (.238, compared with .306 at home) or against left-handers (.189, compared with .302 against right-handers). The NL scout who spoke of how much the Dodgers need Ramirez said he would sit Ethier against left-handers.
“He’s an out,” the scout said. “Play Juan Pierre.”
But the same scout thinks the Dodgers still have a chance to reach the World Series.
Why? Because of Ramirez.
“To me, he’s still a scary guy,” the scout said. “I don’t care. He’s still one of the best hitters in the game.”
Man up! “Captain Insano Shows No Mercy!” Randy Wolf, who has never pitched in the playoffs, can show if he’s a worthy game 1 starter, but in order to win tonight and the rest of this weekend, it’s up to our middle of the order hitters AND Casey Blake, who we have missed. He is the “Quiet Glue” that holds this team together.
There’s no more time to talk. It’s about doing. ”Captain Insano Shows No Mercy!”