Kevin Youkilis is hitting third for the White Sox and has raised his batting average to .249. He hit the game winning homerun last night and scored two runs, but the Dodgers weren’t interested. They were stupid then and they are stupider now. Here’s the deal: my son-in-law is a Red Sox fan and he watches then like I watch the Dodgers. I don’t care what the Dodger scouts said, my son-in-law told me that Youk was healthy and that’s good enough for me. The Dodgers could have had a third-baseman for almost no compensation, except money. This was a foolish mistake. I’m sure I’ll remind you of this again… unless I am wrong (in which case, I’ll ignore it).
The Junkyard Dogs are Alive and Well
If there is a more apt description of the 2012 Dodgers than “Junkyard Dogs,” I certainly don’t know what it is. Nate Eovaldi struggled but got the win by pitching 6 solid innings. Elbert and Belisario did their part and Kenley Jansen was filthy, needing only 11 pitches to strike out the side in the 9th for his 15th save.
It’s good to open a series by punching your opponent in the mouth and that is exactly what the Junkyard Dogs did. Scott Van Slyke gave us a glimpse of hope for the future and his power with a HR that got out in a hurry, and Elian Herrera hit his first HR too.
Mark Ellis was a breath of fresh air and seemed to set the tone. It’ s a shot in the arm to the team. His presence seems to energize them as he got a double in his first at bat! That’s what Junkyard Dogs do.
Luis Cruz played a solid SS as well. Next man up!
Clayton goes tonight. I have a really good feeling about this one.