The game was blacked out on MLB.com last night (Indy is too close to ChiTown I guess) so I was relegated to watching the highlights on MLB.com. Drat!
Junkyard dogs never say die. You gotta’ kill ‘em or they will kill you in the end. What a motley crew! They just keep on winning. They are too stupid to know they aren’t that good so they just go out and win. Everyone’s favorite 3B got 2 hits. If he can stay healthy I think 3B is not a huge issue. Remember, in about two weeks the Dodgers should get Kemp and maybe Mark Ellis back.
Kenley Jansen threw all cutters last night, except for the second to last pitch to Gordon Beckham, which was an 81 MPH slider that Beckham looked at. The next pitch was a 94 MPH fastball that just froze Beckham for the final out of the game. Maybe it wasn’t a change up, but that drop-off to 81 and back up to 94 is hard to handle. I hope Kenley has learned a new trick, if not a pitch.
If the Dodgers just play .500 ball the rest of the season, they will win 90 games. I think they will play a lot better than .500 the rest of the way. These guys are Junkyard Dogs!
Clayton is obviously in pain with his foot. It may not affect his throwing, but it’s affecting his pitching. His ERA has ballooned to an ungodly 2.88. OMG, he is toast. I doubt that it will hurt his arm, it’s just whether he can endure the pain in his foot. Missing one start could be an option.
It is becoming apparent to me that Ted Lilly may need surgery. I think he’s done for the year. The Dude can’t throw and that’s a problem.
If the Dodgers could get Matt Garza on the cheap, I would endorse that move – the problem is that the Cubs would want Lee.
The A’s release The Manny – I would be shocked if this isn’t the end of the line.