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Who Takes Padilla’s Place

Who Takes Padilla’s Place

Isn’t it ironic that Padilla’s leg was shot in the off season and now his arm is shot?

Odds-On-Favorite?

So, who takes his place?

Odds:

  • Ramon Ortiz – 2-1
  • Scott Elbert – 10-1
  • Josh Lindblom – 20-1
  • Carlos Monasterios – 28-1
  • Josh Towers 100-1
  • Sandy Koufax – 100,000,000,000 – 1

There you have it.  I’m pretty sure Koufax won’t be getting the ball.

RANTS & RAVES

  • Russ Martin has not hit well with RISP and whenever he doesn’t throw out a runner, someone points it out, but how about the fact that he has been driving the ball to the opposite field, is hitting over .300 and how about his play at the plate on I-Rod to save the game?  How come we only hear the bad?
  • Matt Kemp is a little Bigger and Stronger… and a little slower.  Note:  this means NO GOLD GLOVE AND FEWER STOLEN BASES.  I’m just sayin’.

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UPDATE:

Jake Peavy who has a 7.66 ERA and walked 7 batters in his last start (sound like some we know) says that he is not injured and that his poor showing is the result of trying to smooth out his delivery and improve his mechanics.  He says “When I’m right I … do things that maybe aren’t mechanically perfect.”  The pitching coach said “Maybe we were trying to make him into something he wasn’t.”

Could the same be said for Billingsley?

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10 Responses to “Who Takes Padilla’s Place”

  1. Roger Dodger says:

    We are not alone. There are others in the Dodger universe that can express themselves. I found the following on another site: comments:

    “You can thank Frank McCourt and his incompetent management team of putting together a miserable pitching staff in 2010. The Dodgers will be lucky to stay out of the cellar this year primarily due to the fact that after Kuroda and Kershaw, they’ve got nobody. McCourt continues to lie to the vulnerable Dodger fans about the Dodger budget, etc. Your actions speak louder than any words could, Mr. McCourt. Continue lying to your fans and lying to yourself. We know what your motives are…Greed will ultimately lead to your downfall. The empire has already started crumbling with your failed marriage. In time, the rest of your empire will also fail.

    Posted by: T.P. | 04/24/2010 at 10:52 AM

  2. Mark Timmons says:

    History will tell who is right about McCourt, but not until the season is over. I wonder what happens if the Dodgers take on a $15 million dollar contract in July?

  3. Badger says:

    “Who Takes Padilla’s Place”

    Does it matter? He is averaging around 5 per start with a 7+ ERA. We could find those numbers with the guys from Single A.

    Well said T.P..

  4. Ken says:

    Try E. Martin.

  5. Ken says:

    If Bills goes 6 tommorrow then Haeger can pitch on Tues and the Dodgers only need a starter to replace Padilla for one game. If Bills blows again tommorrow then, with the bulpen overworked, Heager will have to pitch relief tommorrow and Padilla’s replacement will have to pitch several games.

    Can we count on Bills tomorrow? Will the pressure cause the former ACE to YIP it again?

  6. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Haeger cannot pitch on Tuesday unless Padilla’s replacement pitches on Wednesday. Haeger pitched Friday, and is scheduled to pitch on Wednesday against the Mets. The pitching rotation for the Mets series is likely as follows:

    Monday – Kuroda (last pitched on Wed.)
    Tuesday – Padilla’s replacement (Padilla pitched on Thu.)
    Wednesday – Haegar (last pitched on Fri.)

    After the Dodgers opened the season they had two Mondays off (4/12 and 4/19). They are scheduled to play this Monday (4/26).

  7. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Ken,

    You’re probably not serious, but if you are, there is no way that Ethan Martin gets the call. He’s not yet on the 40-man, and there is no way that the Dodgers would start his clock this early. It’s probably going to be Elbert, if only because he’s on the 40 man roster. Guys like Martin, Withrow and Lindblom are not.

  8. Badger says:

    I believe Ken was being facetious Brooklyn. It’s called comedy. We should all recognize it by now.

    Zito shut down the Cards striking out 10. LeBlanc, Gregerson and Mujica (? – never heard of them) leblanked the Reds 5-0. Pads have won 8 in a row.

    But, we are only 2 out so, things could be worse.

  9. Mark Timmons says:

    Post updated…. Check it out.

  10. Badger says:

    “UPDATE:

    Jake Peavy who has a 7.66 ERA and walked 7 batters in his last start (sound like some we know) says that he is not injured and that his poor showing is the result of trying to smooth out his delivery and improve his mechanics. He says “When I’m right I … do things that maybe aren’t mechanically perfect.” The pitching coach said “Maybe we were trying to make him into something he wasn’t.”

    Could the same be said for Billingsley?”

    I just checked Gameday – Peavey was throwing 94 mph fastball with a 15″ PFX. His cutter was 90 with a 7″ break. He was just missing his spots. When he gets that down, he will be the Peavy of old.

    Bills? I don’t know. I saw a lot of 90-91 mph fastballs with 8″ PFX the other day. Big difference if you ask me.

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