Last year, when the Dodgers got off to a fast start, it wasn’t like they had a big star, it was just a team effort by a bunch of junkyard dogs. Last year the junkyard dogs were Luis Cruz, Juan Rivera, Bobby Abreu, Elian Herrera, Adam Kennedy, Mark Ellis, James Loney, AJ Ellis and others. Before I continue, being a “junkyard dog” is a compliment – probably the greatest form of flattery I could bestow upon someone. When you are a junkyard dog, you make up for lack of talent with girt, determination and desire – I call it “junkyard dogism.”
The Dodgers aren’t hitting the ball particularity well right now, but they are a bunch of junkyard dogs. Puig and Crawford are hurting, Ramirez and Kemp are out, but the Junkyard Dogs just keep winning. After looking like the bad news bears in the first inning, the Dodgers tightened it up and got down to junkyard dogism. After looking like a Home-Run Derby Pitcher at the start of the game Zach Greinke quit throwing the smoke and just threw strikes. He adjusted to the small strike zone of the home plate umpire while Adam Wainwright did not. Pure junkyard dogism!
Paco finished them off like a junkyard dog should. What a run this is! I remember 1963, 1966, 1981, 1988 and all the good times as a Dodger fan, but as a Dodger fan, I have never been on such a long high. This is better than dope.
- If you watched Hanley’s fall on Sunday, you had to see that he was nearly stopped when he hit the rail and fell – he was not running at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred, so all he was doing was catching his body weight, which is why I didn’t feel the injury was serious. With Kemp’s it was obvious that he hyper-extended the ankle, but I saw no evidence that would lead me to believe his should was dislocated. It turns out that is what probably happened.
- If you wonder why MRI’s aren’t done right away after an injury, the main reason is that the dye can irritate a joint that (if not damaged) could result in additional time to heal. It’s generally best to wait a few days, unless it is obviously damaged severely anyway!
- Will Dee Gordon get a start? Maybe!!!
- I predict that Clayton will pitch the game of his life tonight!