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Let’s Play Two

Let’s Play Two

Due to yesterday’s rain-out, the Mets and Dodgers will allegedly play two, meteorologists willing…

  • Kuroda and Haeger will pitch for the Dodgers.  Kuroda goes against Santana in Game 1, this afternoon.  1:10 PDT or 4:10 EDT
  • John Ely looks like the odds-on-favorite to replace Padilla, at least THIS week.  He’s on the 40-Man is why!
  • Vicente Padilla has an irritated radial nerve, caused most likely by shooting your own leg.  OK, I made the last part up, but in reality, he’s not likely to be out long, but then again, maybe he will be.  The truth is:  he’ll be back when it quits hurting.  Next man up!

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11 Responses to “Let’s Play Two”

  1. Ken says:

    2 teams have less wins than the Dodgers. Who knew?

    Torre – If you are keen on the horses how about just riding one off into the sunset?

  2. Roger Dodger says:

    Okay, time for a check-up. Last place in the N.L. West. Fine. Last place. Yet, it is only 2.5 games out of first place.

    In reality, the guys could be in first place by the weekend or the middle of next week.

    But looking around — the other teams are getting better, playing better.

    Manny is out for awhile. That hurts because Manny makes other managers nervous. They still fear his bat in the lineup.

    But so far this year — even among the leading hitting teams in all of baseball, the guys still manage to loose games. Games like 1 to nothing. 3-4. 6-7. 5-6. 9-11. 5-8.

    Pitching is the major issue. It is not there so far.

    Fielding, it is not there so far.

    Timely hitting, it is not there so far.

    Yesterday the Dodgers were picked to win the game. But the rainout. So today the Dodgers are picked to loose both games. This is a tough game.

    The Dodgers do have issues. All teams have them, but the Dodger kind of lead the majors in issues.

  3. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Posted this “in the wind” on the previous thread, but Lawdog may not have seen it.


    I understand your frustration regarding “posting in the wind”. I often get the same feeling. And because my time for this stuff is limited, I probably miss lots of your “brilliant observations”. Although I occasionally do it, I mostly do not go back to old threads.

  4. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Looks like the weather man will cooperate. It’s sunny where I am, which is only about 20 miles from Citi Field.

    According to Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook, Ely was the # 12 prospect in the White Sox organization. They cite his “plus changeup” and a fastball “which sits at 87-89 mph”. They mention also that he added a cut fastball last season. They like his makeup, and note that “he also knows how to add and subtract with his fastball.”

    If he’s the choice, we’ll see soon enough. In fact, I’ll see firsthand, since I will be at the game tomorrow.

  5. Ken says:

    Ely’s comin’
    Ely’s comin. (Ely’s a comin’)
    Well you better hide your heart, your loving heart
    Eli’s a-comin’ and the cards say… a broken heart

  6. Roger Dodger says:

    The ace of the staff was pitching the first game, but he is no longer in there.

    4 to zip.

    And another game to go.

    Pump us up Mountain Mover. Move some stuff around and get the bouncing ball going the Dodgers way.

  7. Ken says:

    RISP – D’Oh!

    Ramon Ortiz is better than Link! Wow!

    Hope the wind is blowin the right direction for Heager’s flight.

  8. Brooklyn Dodger says:


  9. Badger says:

    Dogs, 5 for 31 with 10 K’s. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Not that it matters when you don’t score, but Link didn’t get an out and gave up 2 runs.

    I suspect the averages are going to start easing down. Blake is still over .300 but we know he won’t stay there long. Just about everybody else is over .300 too, but you know Martin won’t hit.300. Neither will Furcal. Kemp, Ethier and Loney might. Carroll is right where I suspect he will stay – .240. We need Manny in there. The whole thing looks different without him.

    We need more better pitching or this slide could last a while.

  10. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    It is said that it’s darkest before the dawn.
    Badger, you must be upset because “more better” doesn’t sound like you. (smile)

  11. Ken says:

    And if things can’t get any worse Sir John tells us that Matt White never was a billionaire.

    And the Senate hearings today were more exciting than the Dodger game!!


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