By now, you all should know that Clayton Kershaw doesn’t pitch well at Coors’ Field. His ERA is 5.85 there. Not so impressive.
In case you haven’t heard, Vin Scully calls Clayton’s curveball “public enemy number one.” However, in Coors it is called “Little Sisters’ of the Poor.”
As impressive as Kershaw is, a guy that has a strong curveball is SOL in Coors. Yesterday, the humidity was 25% while the heat was 72 Degrees at Coors Field. That got me to thinking, so I contacted several scientists, physicists, endocrinologists, rocket scientists, gynecologists, psychologists, meteorologists and baseballologists and this is what the conclusion was:
Clayton can’t pitch well at Coors! Of course, I made all that stuff up – I didn’t talk to anyone but my dog – but he agreed with me – of course he did! If the humidity was 40% Clayton would have pitched a no-hitter. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Dodger News & Notes:
- I thought that it was incumbent upon Don Mattingley that he get tossed when the runner was called out at first base. Todd Helton even said he wasn’t in the “same area code.” It may not be Donnies’ M.O. to day that, but I think that for the sake of your team, you have to just go ape$hit! That fires guys up. Donnie missed a golden opportunity to deliver some showmanship!
- Bobby Abreu? Adam Kennesy? I’ll take Abreu! Hands down. Make it so. Caveat – as long as he is fine being a pinch hitter and spot starter. If Abreu can accept his role, he just might be very good at it. Uribe will probably go to the DL, which will mercilessly prolong the Adam Kennedy era.
- I am very impressed with AJ Ellis, but I wonder if the Dodgers should keep him batting 8th? I’m not saying he should be ,oved – there are advantages, but I wonder…
- I feel better in knowing that Magic Johnson actually 3-4% of the Dodgers. This should be fun!
- Stick a fork in Scott Elbert. RogerCraig nailed it – Elbert has a fragile psyche.
- James McDonald is pitching very well for the Pirates as a starter. He has a 2.97 ERA.
- Jared Massey’s Minor League Report – May 2, 2012