Dee Gordon’s injury is bound to keep him out of the lineup until after the All-Star Break, likely longer. The MRI today will tell the tale.
The Junkyard Dogs are back after a brief vacation. Next man up!
Nate Eovaldi who has struggled of late, goes against LH Wade Miley who has been great this year… up until his last start, when he gave up 8 runs. In his previous 5 starts, he gave up 8 runs total. Let’s hope for “Bad Miley” tonight.
Hiroki Kuroda is pitching very well now, but I’ll still take Capuano and Harang over Hiroki. Shoot, I’ll take Caps over him. At the halfway point, Ned looks good on this one. Maybe not some others…
Russell Martin is at .178 with a .297 OB%. What on earth happened to him?
Carlos Santana is hitting .218 with 5 HR for the Indians. His star is waning too.
AJ Ellis is better than both Santana and Martin. WOW!
Kenley Jansen is really varying his speed greatly while using just one pitch. I guess that works.
Josh Fields is hitting .332 at AAA, but with no power. That is puzzling. He is on track to strike out 140+ times too.
Ethan Martin got the loss last night at AA, but pitched 6 innings with 5 hits and 2 ER while striking out 5 and walking 2. His ERA sits at 2.99.
Garrett Gould pitched 6 innings of two hit ball in getting the win at Rancho last night.
Matt Kemp played with Joc Pederson and Leon Landry last night and went 2-4 with 3 RBI while playing CF.
Steve Nash isn’t the player he once was, but he may be enough to bring another title to the Lakers. One year, maybe two – then the Lakers will have to blow everything up and move on without Kobe and Nash who will both be in wheelchairs by then. Rumor has it that Grant Hill might be coming. Again, he’s not near what he once was, but he’s a smart role player.
I’ll take a split with the D-Backs, but a sweep would be better.
About Mark Timmons
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