Some people have said that you have to get Carpenter early or you don’t get him. Not true – for the past three years, the league is hitting .305 against Carpenter after 61 pitches. The Dodgers need to be patient… and then NAIL Carpenter. POUND him! HAMMER him! SAW him off! SCREW him! If that doesn’t work, then try something else.
Question: What do the Dodger Starters for the first three (3) Playoff Games all have in common?
Answer: None of them (Wolf, Kershaw or Padilla) has ever started a playoff game. Billingsley is slated for Game 4, unless he is used in relief which he will be.
It should be interesting! Very interesting!
- Furcal SS
- Kemp CF
- Ethier RF
- Manny LF
- Loney 1B
- Blake 3B
- Belliard 2B
- Martin C
- Wolf P
- Orlando Hudson showed a lot of class when told he wouldn’t be starting. This means two things: (1) He is a class act; and (2) he won’t be back next year.
- Blake DeWitt is in Arizona working out, so it’s a safe bet he won’t be on the roster.
So far, we KNOW these guys are on the roster:
That leaves Mientkiewicz, Thome, Castro, Elbert, McDonald and Mota to fill three spots. Pick ‘em!
No Predictions – I’m just rooting for the Dodgers!
No Credentials for the playoffs – now I’m trying to get TIX in St. Louis.
The final roster is due out this morning.
I am really starting to feel confident now. The Sporting News had a panel of 33 experts pick the winners of the NLDS and only 7 picked the Dodgers. Due to the fact that conventional wisdom is usually wrong, I pick the Dodgers to sweep! Among the seven the experts who picked the Dodgers were Timmy John, Steve Lyons, Fred Lynn and Fay Vincent.