I’m sure some of you will disagree with what I am about to say, but all you need to know about James Loney took place during the play at the plate in the 7th inning when he scored the go-ahead run. It turns out that he made the right play in trying to go around the catcher instead of running him over, but James Loney is just too nice.
At 6’4″ and 230 pounds, James Loney is a big guy who routinely drives balls out of the park during batting practice but can’t hit one in the game. He’s also the guy who doesn’t want to hurt anyone so he tries to go around the catchers’ tag instead of just taking the catcher out. I know that I would have taken that catcher out with a quickness, but that’s not James’ M.O. James Loney is a nice guy who is baby soft and not mean enough to play this game. His new name from here on is Mr. Softee.
Johnny Cueto was really focused last night, and was mowing down the Dodgers until the 7th inning when he started thing about Tony LaRussa’s girlfriend. Thanks Tony… for sharing!
Chris Capuano didn’t get the win which makes it even more unlikely that he will get to 20, but his ERA is 2.62. I wonder is the Dodgers will shuffle the rotation the second half and put him behind Kershaw as the Number 2 that he is.
Nate Eovaldi would probably be best served in pitching out of the pen and Lilly won’t be back soon (if at all), so I expect to see Ryan Dempster in Dodger Blue after the All-Star Game. Nate can take Coffeys’ cup and pitch as the long man in the pen. Coffey is slated for TJ – Bye Todd, we hardly knew you.
Last night’s win was Junkyard Doggish!
Zach Lee – 3 IP, 7 Hits, 6 ER – Ouch!
Mark Ellis 2-4/Matt Kemp 2-3 with a walk @ Rancho – Eliis could be back as soon as today or tomorrow. Kemp is chomping at the bit. Javy Guerra is also ready. Bring in the re-enforcements.
Happy Independence Day – Let Freedom Ring!