An ejected manager, 4 unearned runs, blown save, errors, stranded runners, leads squandered… and a walk-off-walk – it was ugly and the Dodgers won because they never stopped trying. Adam Kennedy went 4-4 (that’s not a misprint), James Loney was 3-4 and both Loney and Kennedy are above .250. Tony Gwynn also had two hits, but the heart and soul of this team right now is AJ Ellis. He is walking the walk and now talking the talk as he has taken charge. The team is also taking on it’s manager’s persona. Donnie Baseball is evolving into a vocal demonstrative manager (unlike his mentor) who can fire up a team. He got his second ejection in less than a week – AWESOME!!!!!
With Kemp out, the Dodgers needed the guys we were ready to bury to wake up. They did. Let’s hope it is just the start!
- Tony Jackson has a excellent piece on AJ Ellis.
- Ted Lilly was solid again – 7 innings – the Dodgers starters are getting it done (except for C-Bill)
- I would look for Gordon to be sent to AAA today – just a hunch.
- Alex Castellanos is still on the DL, so if Mark Ellis is DL’ed, look for Ivan De Jesus to get the call.
- Harriston is due back Tuesday and is on schedule to make it.
- Steve Dilbeck of The LA Times sings Ned Colletti’s praises. Go figure!
- Jared Massey’s Minor League Report – 5/18/12