A good team has a killer instinct. It seizes the moment and puts their opponent away.
Michael Jordan had a killer instinct when he played for the Chicago Bulls. The Dodgers need that killer instinct. They need to stomp on the Cardinals on Saturday and make sure they put them down! The Dodgers cannot afford for that “two-headed snake” – Carpenter & Wainright to come back and bite them.
We beat them once and it’s doubtful we can duplicate that. The Big Dodger in the Sky gave us the first two games. Now, it up to the boys to nail the coffin shut! Don’t let that snake come back and bite you – kill the Cards now!
Of Game 2, Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus said: ” Tony LaRussa was out managed for the first time in a long time!” Way to go, Joe.
Now, can Vicente Padilla bring his “A Game” for 5 or 6 innings? We have to get to Pinero and seize the day. This is it. Close the series out with a broom! I think if the Dodgers don’t win Game 3, the Cards will take the final 2. They can’t allow that to happen. They can’t allow them to come to life. They HAVE to end it TODAY! Padilla needs to pound the Cards like he pounded Steve Swisher (above).
I have read so much analysis about the playoff games and all the stats and statistical analysis and have concluded that they are an exercise in futility. Baseball stats are fun, but it’s like charting the stock market or a particular stock. I am a firm believer in “fundamental analysis” and sometime the numbers do lie (or don’t tell the whole story).
Humans play the game. People play the game. It’s not a stat that plays the game. It’s a player like Mark Loretta who was bashed by practically every dodger blogger on the planet. They said statistics showed Loretta should not be on the roster. Statistics showed that Loretta was 0-15 against Franklin. Statistics are simply a thing. Statistics are not real. People and players are real. Mark Loretta refused to be reduced to a statistic. Mark Loretta is a player, who knew his stats but chose to ignore them. I trust my eyes – stats be damned! These are Destiny’s Dodgers!
- Tony Abreu is driving through the desert to his new home and it’s not Camelback Ranch. Bye, Bye Tony – we hardly knew ya.’ Good luck… except when you play us.
- The Peoria Javelinas start the Arizona Fall League Season on Tuesday with the Dodgers Minor Leaguers on their squad.