… and I’m not talking about the fact that the Dodgers are barely a .500 team even though they have the highest payroll in baseball, although that would qualify also.
What I am talking about is how the Dodger’s organization has failed their left-handed hitters. Here’s what Dodger left-hitters are hitting against lefty pitchers:
- Crawford – .240
- Gordon – .208
- Ethier – .179
- Gonzalez – .169
Shoot, it has even infected some RH Hitters: Uribe is hitting .188 and Matt Kemp is at .141. Abysmal! Los Angeles is a place where left-handed hitters come to die. If it was just Andre Ethier, which it has been for several years, I could stand it. But it is EVERY Left-Handed Hitter. No one can convince me this is not an epic fail on the part of the Dodger’s organization. Surely, there are things that can be done – how about extra batting practice against tough left-handers including video and instruction?
Every lefty hitter sucks against left-handed pitchers. This is a pox on the Dodgers organization. What are they going to do about it? Maybe Stan and Ned can put their heads together and spend some more money. They are very good at that, even if they are miserable at equipping their players to succeed!
Rants and Raves:
- Chris Perez – 5.11 ERA 0-3 record! At what point does Donnie quit rolling him out there? Call up Yumi – DFA Perez!
- Matt Kemp looks to be getting his confidence back. I think he can hit .285 with 20 HR this year and that’s OK. Maybe next year he will be all the way back.
- Chone Figgins is a nice bench piece for this team, no matter what you think. Ditto for Justin Turner.
- Even after his blast (total guess) Fed-Ex is hitting .111. Ouch!
- The Dodgers need Uribear back!
- Andre Ethier may be the best CF on the Dodgers roster, but he’s no CF’er!
- Brandon “Freaking” League!
- I think it’s time to see if Joc Pederson can play CF.
- Corey Seager is up to .350.
- Aaron Miller was 4-4 with 2 HR last night. It would be fun to see him make the show at some point.
- Errors are killing the Dodgers! That and the bullpen!