Ladies & Gentlemen, let me introduce to your your 2012 Los Angeles Dodgers who now at 7-1, have the best record in Major League Baseball.
Koufax didn’t do it. Drysdale didn’t do it. Neither did Osteen, Sutton, Valenzula, Messersmith or Kershaw. Johnny Podres had the Dodger record (which was eight) until Aaron Harang struck out 9 in a row on Friday the 13th.
Maybe Harang thinks he has to strike out whatever number of batters correspond to the date he is pitching, since he struck out 13 on the 13th and 8 on the 8th. I want to see that sucker pitch on the 31st! (OK, I lied – he struck out 6 on the 8th, but it makes for better copy to say 8).
Justin Sellers should have thrown the runner out at the plate in the 4th inning. He had plenty of time. Bad play!
Lilly comes off the DL today and all I know is that the Dodgers cannot send Lindblom back. I’d send Sellers down for a minute. Lindblom stays and it’s too early to cut Wright or Coffey (although we are headed down that road).
Kenley Jansen is doing his best Jon Broxton imitation and I don’t like it!
Loney is 1-20 – we used to assume Jerry Sands would get a shot, but I think Van Slyke should be up next. Three years ago, I wrote that I doubted that Jerry Sands would be a good major league player. I still have yet to be convinced.
About Mark Timmons
When you see the invisible, you can do the impossible!