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Chris Capuano 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA

I almost feel like this was too easy.  Every blogger in the Dodger universe was whining about the acquisition of Chris Capuano, but I felt like it was a great deal from the onset.  In fact, I predicted that Capuano would win 20 games this year.  Not next year, not again, but here in 2012.

“But his stats show that he hasn’t pitched well since 2006…”  Blah, blah, blah!

That is precisely the reason why.  He’s a good  pitcher, he’s an athlete, he’s smart and… he’s finally healthy, and far enough removed from surgery that’s he’s going to have a monster season.

Jared Massey’s May 5, 2012 Minor League Report

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14 Responses to “Chris Capuano 4-0 with a 2.29 ERA”

  1. Bill Russell says:

    He’s working out just like you said Nostrtimmons.

  2. Bobby says:

    Ur comedy Mark!

    Hopefully his partner in crime Harang can pitch well today and we take 2 of 3 from this crappy team.

    Just a thought: we know if/when we do make a big trade for a “big” hitter, it’ll likely be someone overpaid who has a contract the other team wants to shed.

    Now, IF Chicago paid a big chunk of his deal, would you guys consider Soriano? Just a thought; not my top demand! As you all know, my top hope this year is David Wright (or, in a dream world, Evan Longoria)

  3. Ken says:

    I would rather have Blake DeWitt than Adam Kennedy.

    Pitching is the key
    Scoring 4 runs or less 9-8
    Scoring 5 runs or more 9-1
    = 18-9 (Same record as Baltimore :))

    Even though the Dodger pitchers are walking too many batters they are still clutch
    NL ERA 8th
    NL Walks 13th
    NL Double plays 11th
    NL Runs 3rd!

    NL West Run differential
    LA +13
    AZ +4
    SF +2
    CO -2
    SD -21

  4. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Alphonso Soriano – no way I would even consider him. He’s 36, and may very well be in the declining phase of his career. At least the numbers seem to indicate that. He has apparently lost some speed and power, is not a good defensive outfielder, and not a high on-base guy. I’d rather take a chance with SVS or Jerry Sands.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/s/soriaal01.shtml

    Given the weather conditions in Chicago, and given Kemp’s reported hamstring problem, I’m hoping today’s game is rained out. Don’t like making up rained out games, but in this case I think the day off might be welcome. Since this is the Dodgers’ only trip into Chicago, I don’t know if the make-up would be at Dodger Stadium or on some other day in Chicago when both teams are off.

    But when all is said and done, the game will probably be played today.

    Since Capuano has twice as many victories as Kershaw, does that mean Kershaw will win only 10?

  5. jeff says:

    If the game gets rained out and it can’t be made up on an off day and it doesn’t affect the standings it wont’t be played. Last year a game against Washington didn’t get played.

    Agree no way on Soriano. Other payroll dumps on the horizon present better options, Lee, Moreneau, Willingham, Dunn, Kornerko and who knows what out of Boston if they fall apart.

  6. Ken says:

    Go Kings!

    DFA Oeltjen
    DL Hairston
    Sign DeWitt

  7. Bobby says:

    I think this game, win or loss, should seal Guerra’s fate.

    He should no longer be closing games for us. If not for him, we could be 23-6?

  8. Guerra sucks the biggest balls ever made holy crap get this guy a different job. He can’t handle the closer job

  9. the truth hurts says:

    guerra strikes again….

    why is this guy still closing?

  10. Bill Russell says:

    I think the wheels of luck are about ready to fall off the Dodger wagon. Javy Guerra sucks……….

  11. Gonzo says:

    Hate to admit but Guerra needs to be demoted. The question is, who can close games for the team? Jansen is also iffy to me. Lindblom?
    Mattingly looked pissed walking to the mound.

  12. Brooklyn Dodger says:

    Guerra’s problems aren’t that he can’t handle the closer’s job, sucks, needs to be demoted, or needs get back his swagger. From what I’ve observed, it appears as if he is throwing one fastball after another, and making very little use of his breaking stuff.

    I thought he was going to go back to using that stuff after his appearance against Colorado last Tuesday, when he mixed in numerous nasty breaking balls with his fastball. When he does that he’s effective. When hitters are able to sit on his fastball, he’s very hittable.

    Question is, why has he gone away from mixing his pitches? Is A.J. Ellis calling all fastballs, has Guerra lost confidence in that pitch, does Honeycutt have anything to do with it?

    And one other thing. Other than Rivera’s HR early in the game, it’s clear what the Dodger offense is like w/o Matt Kemp in it (not so good even when he’s playing). Which is the reason why this team needs to add several offensive pieces to complement Kemp and Ethier. The most obvious positions that need upgrading are 1B, 3B and LF. Maybe a call-up from ALBQ can work for one of the spots. Probably need trade(s) to fill the other two.

  13. jerry says:

    yes we need to go out and get someone in the pitching department.most of the games we lost we where a head or even,

  14. jeff says:

    Agree with you Brooklyn, when Guerra is mixing his pitches he’s extremely tough to hit. When he relies on his fastball he’s a good batting practice pitcher. Against the Braves he had 2 strikes on each hitter and they were sitting on his fastball for 5 straight hits.

    Without out a trade maybe call up Van Slyke to platoon with Abreu and have Rivera in a platoon with Loney.

    Third base will be dismal if Uribe and Hairston hit the DL leaving a platoon of Sellers and Kennedy.

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