James Loney is now a late-inning defensive specialist as a result of failure to perform with a foreign object (baseball bat) in his hand. It’s a sad story and the chapter needs to be closed with a trade or a DFA… or maybe this is a wake-up call?
The long and the short of it is that Chad Billingsley out-pitched Cliff Lee – pure and simple! If he can continue that type of pitching, I’m a believer.
Clayton Kershaw has plantar fasciitis, which may explain his “less than Clayton” pitching the last couple of outings. Memo: Dude is still pretty good.
Elian “Freaking” Herrera is a player and can play the hot corner…. maybe not a regular, but a player nevertheless. He was the co-star last night.
Can the Dodgers get anything for Loney? I doubt it.
Javy Guerra’s knee undoubtedly affected his pitching mechanics. After surgery, he’ll be out for about 6 weeks, but should be a better pitcher upon his return.
Will Guerrier pitch anymore this year? I have my doubts.
I love Kenley Jansen’s demeanor on the mound. He’s definitely not like J-Brox.
I don’t get Mattingly’s lineups lately! I really don’t.
Alex Castellanos still look like a hitter to me.
Josh Lindblom has been rock solid all year.
Juan Uribe getting ready for a re-hab assignment, meaning he’s about a week away from joining the active roster.
I am not excited that Matt Kemp was named captain of the NL Home Run Derby Team.
Alex Angert of MLB.com has a nice piece on LH reliever Steven Rodriguez, whom Logan White projects as coming to the majors as soon as next season.
John Ely pitch 6.2 innings last night, allowed 5 hits and no runs while striking out 8 and walking 1.
Allen Webster pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and 3 earned runs while walking only 2. Unless that’s a typo, that is difficult to do.
About Mark Timmons
When you see the invisible, you can do the impossible!