It was good to get a win last night, and this team could possibly hit their way into the playoffs, but they have no realistic chance of advancing without their Ace, who is facing off-season surgery for a labrum injury that the Dodgers don’t want you to know about and their #2, Chad Billingsley, who is also most likely having off-season TJ surgery and their number #3, Ted Lilly, who is also having surgery on his shoulder.
Capuano is clearly out of gas, so that leaves the Dodgers with a playoff rotation of Beckett, Harang, Blanton, Fife and whoever (YIKES!!!). I think there are pretty good odds that Matt Guerrier will also probably need off season surgery and Kenley Jansen might need a heart transplant (just kidding) – at least he has a heart, unlike a former closer I shall not mention.
The Dodger pitching is a mess. I know the Dodgers are optimistic about Billingsley’s return, but if he doesn’t get the TJ now, he’ll probably blow it out next year. There’s not much help on the horizon next year either. Maybe Steve Ames and a few others. I realize that this is baseball and you never know, but I would play Gordon and Cruz down the stretch and see what happens. I would not be surprised if Kemp needs surgery either. This is one gigantic train wreck and the Big Dodger in the Sky is pissed.
Now we learn that Mattingly will be back next year and evidently Colletti. How came I feel so much like glazed ham right now? It’s hard to have any positive attitude right now about this team. Maybe I just need to get a new perspective…
If you are a Football Fan, here’s my Colts Post this week: